Monthly Archives: July 2012

A Foundation Rises from the Ground

We’ve been at this foundation business for about 3 weeks now.  It seems longer! After we worked through several snafus detailed in my previous blog, the crew resumed stacking the block.  Other chores included: Erecting ICF bracing on the interior … Continue reading

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Installing a Thermal Break Between Footer and Foundation

Stopping thermal energy transfers – heat or cold moving through building materials that connect the air inside a conditioned space to the outside – is a key Passive House tenant. But we live in an imperfect world.  How much of a thermal … Continue reading

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The Foundation – and a Few Snafus

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We were very pleased to see a big semi-trailer lumber up Edgewater Lane to deliver our Logix brand Platinum Series Insulated Concrete Form blocks.  ICFs are open-ended, hollow core blocks made with styrofoam and plastic internal webbing that will be … Continue reading

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Passive House Certification: Looking under the PHPP hood

As a follow-up to my last blog on attaining Passive House Design Stage Assurance, here are a few of my observations on the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) results that the Passive House Academy (PHA) attained for EdgewaterHaus.  PHPP is the software design tool … Continue reading

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