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Mr. Gant completed a week of classes and passed an exhaustive exam in order to be certified as a Passive House Builder by Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS).
The Passive House concept represents today’s highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90%. Widespread application of the Passive House design would have a dramatic impact on energy conservation. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that buildings are responsible for 48% of greenhouse gas emissions annually and 76% of all electricity generated by U.S. power plants goes to supply the Building Sector [Architecture2030]. It has been abundantly clear for some time that the Building Sector is a primary contributor of climate-changing pollutants, and the question is asked: How do we best square our building energy needs with those of our environment and of our pocketbook? In the realm of super energy efficiency, the Passive House presents an intriguing option for new and retrofit construction; in residential, commercial, and institutional projects.
A Passive House is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by passive solar gain and by internal gains from people, electrical equipment, etc. Energy losses are minimized. Any remaining heat demand is provided by an extremely small source. Avoidance of heat gain through shading and window orientation also helps to limit any cooling load, which is similarly minimized. An energy recovery ventilator provides a constant, balanced fresh air supply. The result is an impressive system that not only saves up to 90% of space heating costs, but also provides a uniquely terrific indoor air quality.
A Passive House is a comprehensive system. “Passive” describes well this system’s underlying receptivity and retention capacity. Working with natural resources, free solar energy is captured and applied efficiently, instead of relying predominantly on ‘active’ systems to bring a building to ‘zero’ energy. High performance triple-glazed windows, super-insulation, an airtight building shell, limitation of thermal bridging and balanced energy recovery ventilation make possible extraordinary reductions in energy use and carbon emission.
Today, many in the building sector have applied this concept to design, and build towards a carbon-neutral future. Over the last 10 years more than 15,000 buildings in Europe – from single and multifamily residences, to schools, factories and office buildings – have been designed and built or remodeled to the passive house standard. A great many of these have been extensively monitored by the Passiv Haus Institut in Darmstadt, analyzing and verifying their performance. Even governmental agencies have adopted passive house standards in their policy-making (read more about the EU Commision’s intent to implement the Passive House Standard.). www.passivehouse.us
“I want to take this time to tell you how much I really appreciate the work you’ve done for my mom over the last couple of years! She’s not always had the best of luck in finding good people she can count on. It’s difficult living so far away and not being there to help family when needed, but it’s been a relief knowing that she has a reliable, trustworthy, and good person who does quality work that she can contact for home repairs when needed. You are truly appreciated! Additionally, your positive attitude and commitment to family are truly inspiring! Being a fan of “do it yourself” home remodeling projects and business ownership myself, it’s been a pleasure following your progress and the growth of GANT Construction & Custom Homes. You do good work!” -RB
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We continue to hear that the average square footage of homes in the U.S. is shrinking and many buyers, especially the baby boomers, are considering down-sizing. Does that mean we’re finished building large homes? Certainly not. However, rather than building homes that are either too big or too small, we need to build them just the right size.
Instead of creating homes with multiple specific-use areas, such as formal dining rooms and isolated media rooms, consider the fact that many buyers are attracted to more flexible designs that include the home theater in the family room and a dining room that doubles as a craft area or library. Instead of a dedicated study, buyers are going with a compact resource center or pocket office with a laptop computer, desk, and file drawers.
Overall, right-sizing a house requires floor plans with smarter traffic flow, flexible spaces, and overall efficiency in both material and energy use. The House Review design team presents an array of homes that range from relatively small cottages to larger, more luxurious designs. However, each has been right-sized to be very efficient and functional, while maintaining a great deal of curb appeal and interior design flair.
Can you build a house tight enough to stay toasty in frigid temperatures without relying on a furnace? Yes you can! I sat in on a seminar a couple weeks ago about a house who’s total heating needs were the same wattage as a hair dryer.
Contact me to learn more about building a house with little (or no) heating and cooling needs. They cost more to build, but not as much as you might think.
Just think of it … add some Photovoltaics (PV) panels and no electric bills. Exciting to think about and even more exciting to build!
These beautiful counter tops are from Bearhillwoods (my father-in-law). He can make counter tops, tables, workbenches, and other custom order items with these beautiful African hardwoods. Contact me for more information and to order (email@example.com or 541-221-5829).
Owner, Cory Gant was born and raised in Eugene. He is an avid Oregon Duck fan, trail runner, and generally enjoys being outside in Oregon exploring and adventuring with his wife and three boys. It is his belief that every home deserves a covered front porch.
In 2016 GANT Custom Homes finished up two beautiful custom homes and the started two amazing home additions. Both home additions include new master suites with walk in closets, custom showers, and tile floors. The second also included a full living and kitchen remodel updating to a very nice modern style. Pictures of the home […]