"If you can show a better way of building houses without any real changes to lifestyle, it's better for all of us," said client Jim Bourgeois.
(PRWEB) April 25, 2013
Portland and Seattle home builder Hammer & Hand announced today that the high performance building project, Ballard Passive House, will be featured in this year’s Northwest Green Home Tour on Saturday, April 27th. Designed by VELOCIPEDE architects and built by Hammer & Hand, the Ballard Passive House showcases revolutionary performance and comfort while encompassing the client’s desire to build for future generations.
“If you can show a better way of building houses without any real changes to lifestyle it’s better for all of us,” said client Jim Bourgeois. “That’s what Passive House is about and it’s a good bang for the buck with existing technologies.”
The single-family Passive House combines straightforward building technologies with advanced computer energy simulation to achieve unparalleled comfort, indoor air quality and building performance. The designing and home building process employed these high performance principles:
-Eliminating ‘thermal bridges’
-Mechanically ventilating with energy recovery
-Using good windows and doors,
-Optimizing solar and heat gains
Construction of the home will be completed in late May so tour-goers will see the project in its final stages. A full mock-up of the home’s advanced building envelope will be on display, as well as blower door testing equipment.
WHAT: Northwest Green Homes Tour 2013
DATE: Saturday, April 27
TIME: 11am – 5pm
WHERE: 9012 31st Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98117
PRESENTED BY: Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
Learn more about Seattle high performance home building services by visiting Hammer & Hand’s website at (http://www.hammerandhand.com/seattle).
About Hammer & Hand
Hammer & Hand is dedicated to stewardship of the built environment through craft and science, everything from home remodeling to deep energy retrofits to modernist Passive House structures.
Hammer And Hand – Portland: 1020 Southeast Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214-4709 | (503) 232-2447
Hammer And Hand – Seattle: 2000 Fairview Ave E # 103D, Seattle, WA 98102 | (206) 397-0558