Lucy Wang

Colorado's First Certified Passive House Can Save Owners Thousands of Dollars in Utilities

by , 04/30/14

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Brookfield Residential partnered with local KGA Studio Architects to design the light-filled, energy efficient home. To meet the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS)’s strict standards, the architects wrapped the 3-bedroom home in a tight thermal envelope, high performing windows, and a modern HVAC with a heat recovery system. According to the Examiner, the 2,680 square foot house is projected to save its owner thousands of dollars a year in utility costs.

Related: NK Architects’ Park Passive is Seattle’s First Certified Passive House

To go the extra mile, the builders also installed 1.2-kilowatt solar shingles. The use of solar power has helped the Brookfield Residential Passive House achieve a Home Energy Rating System score of 27. The home has also received U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home certification, ENERGY STAR Home certification, Environmental Protection Agency Indoor airPLUS certification, and WaterSense certification.

+ Brookfield Residential

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