RPA|Ecocor Integrates the Only Opaque Roof Component in the U.S. that is Certified by the Passive House Institute into its Solsken Line of Model Homes

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Ecocor Passiv Roof Assembly Adds Additional Living Space and Expanded Design Possibilities to Passive Houses

RPA, a full service architecture firm focusing on sustainable design, and Ecocor, a construction firm that manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance buildings, have enhanced their line of prefabricated Passive Houses to include the Ecocor Passiv Roof, the only opaque roof structure in the United States that is certified by the Passive House Institute in Darmstatd, Germany.

Earlier this year, RPA and Ecocor announced a partnership to design and build prefabricated homes to the rigorous Passive House standard. The RPA|Ecocor Solsken Line of prefabricated model homes will all offer the option to include the Ecocor Passiv Roof assembly. In addition to expanding RPA’s design options, the new roof assembly allows for a cost-effective increase in living space.

“The Corson Roof lets Chris and I expand the interior square footage of the RPA|Ecocor model homes by capturing the area directly under the roof typically used for attic insulation,” said Pedranti. “Ultimately, this approach provides our clients with more customized design possibilities so that we can ensure the delivery of their dream Passive House.”

The roof employs the same healthy, high performance materials as the Ecocor Passiv Wall and is assembled in the controlled Ecocor facility ensuring the highest quality construction. Air tight sheathing is applied and taped to the roof assembly before the blanket cavity is installed. A state-of-the-art waterproof fleece is then applied and the ventilated rainscreen is created. Once the roof assembly is manufactured, dense pack cellulose insulation is blown into the cavity, creating a vapor-open, foam-free assembly that ensures durability and resiliency and delivers maximum environmental advantages. Skylights that may be included in the design will be installed at the Ecocor facility prior to delivery.

In addition to bringing a 21st century approach to the antiquated United States home design and construction industry, RPA|Ecocor’s goal is to provide their clients with complete design customization while delivering the highest quality living environment in the United States at unprecedented speed and affordability.

“Richard and I are integrating advanced technologies with old world craftsmanship to deliver beautifully designed, healthy, energy efficient homes,” said Corson. “We value our client’s unique design specifications because our number one objective is to deliver the highest quality Passive House customized to their specific needs.”

About Ecocor
Ecocor is a construction firm that designs, manufactures, delivers and assembles high performance buildings throughout North America. Ecocor’s patent pending foundation and wall designs reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings by 80-90%, which substantially reduces the cost of ownership and the building’s carbon footprint, while increasing the comfort of its owners. Using panelized building components as a construction platform, Ecocor has better control, higher quality and much shorter time-to-occupancy than any site-built construction. Learn more at http://www.ecocor.us/.

About RPA
Richard Pedranti Architect is an innovative architecture firm located in the heart of the Upper Delaware River Region specializing in environmentally conscious building strategies. The firm is distinguished by its proven ability to create beautiful buildings that achieve the rigorous Passive House standard. Combining intelligent modern design and 21st Century building standards, RPA creates simply extraordinary places that exist in harmony with the environment and fulfill the unique aspirations of each client. To learn more go to http://www.richardpedranti.com.

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