Little to no heating bills all winter? No need for a traditional furnace? That’s a reality for people who live in Passive Houses.
Passive design is an extremely efficient style of architecture used by The Beamery, based in Indiana. These innovative homes use 75-95 percent less energy than current new buildings that meet today’s U.S. energy efficiency codes.
David Watters, owner of The Beamery, is completing Indiana’s first Passive House in the hills of Brown County, with an emphasis on “Energy Free Design.”
“This house faces south to get as much solar energy as possible through the windows,” Watters said. “The long vertical windows allow the house to get more sun in the winter, while being shaded as much as possible in the summer.”
Insulation, seals, triple pane windows, LED lighting and energy efficient appliances are just some of the home’s features. A state-of-the-art ventilator also brings controlled, highly filtered air into the house.
“A Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint,” Watters said. “It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling.”
For more information on Indiana’s first certified Passive House, please contact us at 317-688-8856 or Tjones@thebeamery.com
About The Beamery
The Beamery is a well-established architectural company committed to creating some of the most aesthetically beautiful, distinctive and energy efficient timber frame structures in the world. We take pride in highlighting the natural beauty of the wood in an expressive and creative manner that will last for generations to come. We provide our clients with a superior quality product in a timely manner. We offer our clients an enduring timber frame structure that illustrates a meticulous attention to detail at an exceptional value.
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