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net zero | passive house, western maryland: coming to a close

We are thrilled at the success and completion of our first Foam-Free, (near) Net Zero, Passive House in Western Maryland.  The home is currently in the final stages of testing and certification and interior finishing. It has been an educational process with material usage, system selection and install, air sealing and insulation, window install and team collaboration.

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The views and placement of the house are extraordinary and achieve the homeowner’s goal of a comfortable, accessible, high performance home designed to view the meadow, marsh and forest.

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For more photos of the final walk-thru, visit the project page.

net zero | passive house, western maryland: sometimes its the little things….

like beautiful garage doors by Clopay to compliment the cedar porch…

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and clean, straight plumbing and condensation lines set against a backdrop of taped SIGA Majpell.

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net zero | passive house, western maryland: working outside while we still can

We now have our LP SmartSide up and looking more like a house, though we are hiding all of our fantastic details.  We have some warm and natural exterior colors waiting to be applied.

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The garage and shop have also been built and will be a nice bonus space to this Western Maryland cold, snowy climate.

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My favorite is the cedar porch.  The crew at Gosnell worked patiently with me to build what I had envisioned. It is thrilling to see in person and I’m looking forward to the final product with painted siding and stone porch.  The approach to the house is successfully comfortable and happy.

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