'We knew it wasn’t about expensive finishes and furnishings and all of the things that don’t make the house function right,' said homeowner Bryan Farris.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Portland high performance new home builder Hammer & Hand announced a new video today featuring the homeowners of the newly finished Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, Stephanie & Bryan Farris, sharing what it’s like to live in their new home. Designed by Rick Berry of Scott | Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House combines a physics-based building science approach with elegant design, resulting in superb comfort and air quality.
“As Stephanie and I continued to research new home construction, we had a binder of all of the things we wanted and how we wanted things to look,” said homeowner Bryan Farris. “We knew it wasn’t about expensive finishes and furnishings and all of the things that don’t make the house function right.”
Because Bryan and Stephanie wanted a house that was modern and comfortable, but also environmentally conscientious and within their budget, Passive House construction made a lot of sense for them.
“One of the neatest things about the Pumpkin Ridge project, right from the beginning, was that the clients were aware of what a Passive House was,” said owner of Hammer & Hand and President of Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS), Sam Hagerman. “They understood more than most folks about how meaningful a change it is and what a paradigm shift Passive House is for new home construction.”
The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House is one of six homes in the Pacific Northwest to be featured by Northwest ENERGY STAR® as a demonstration super-efficient home and is no more expensive to own on a monthly basis than a conventional custom home (taking into account monthly energy costs, mortgage, taxes, and insurance). Yet ,the high performance green building consumes 90% less heating energy and offers exceptional comfort and indoor air quality.
More information on the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House and the full video with Bryan and Stephanie can be found on our Pumpkin Ridge Passive House page.
About Hammer & Hand
Hammer & Hand is a construction company dedicated to inciting evolution in building through service, science and craft. The firm collaborates with clients and architects to build the best of the Northwest, from new custom homes, to residential remodels, to commercial renovations.
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