Mountain Park Passive

The Pioneer Valley's Next Passive House

Existing Conditions
Existing Conditions

A forlorn home on a terrific site.

North Elevation
North Elevation

From the driveway, we approach the new home

High lights over the porch
High lights over the porch

We explored, too, whether toplighting the private hall was worth the compromises in constructability and cost

Existing Conditions
Existing Conditions

A forlorn home on a terrific site.

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Northfield, MA: A new Passive House in design to PHIUS standards.

Designed for a family based in the Bay Area but with strong ties to the local community in Northfield, this project will re-use the existing building's footprint and foundation hole, while reaching for the highest energy standards. Multiple iterations and design coordination on two coasts have honed our COVID-era distance meeting techniques and collaboration styles.

1500sf in plan, with a full basement, if we can get it, and enough roof for solar to Net Zero, PHIUS 2018+ Source Zero, and a car.

Expected to break ground in 2020.