This 1,730 sf single-family residence in Accord, NY, achieved PHIUS+ Certification as a Passive House. While Passive House is becoming a recognizable guarantee of radically lower energy use, perhaps of equal importance to our clients are the other features: healthy, comfortable, and low-maintenance. Designed by NRAP for our Senior Designer, Peter Reynolds, the house also has a 9kW photovoltaic array on roof, making this a Net Zero building capable of producing more energy annually than the building requires.

NRAP invited our colleagues, friends and neighbors to tour the house during construction, making our process and solutions available to all who are interested to learn. We trained contractors with no prior experience on Passive House to successfully meet high standards for airtightness, insulation, and construction quality. Read our blog post about the tours here. 

Project by project, we are committed to our community, to responsible energy consumption, and to making meaningful changes to how buildings can be conceived and built.

Dezeen Awards 2018
International architecture longlist selection

2018 PHIUS Passive House Projects Competition
Single Family - Honorable Mention

Chronogram Magazine feature:
An Architect’s Solar Home In Stone Ridge

gb&d Magazine feature:
Meet the Winners of the 2018 PHIUS Passive House Projects Competition

New York Passive House 2018 book profile:
From Small to Extra Large: Passive House Rising to New Heights

Project Team:
North River Architecture and Planning – CPHC & Architect
Kaaterskill Associates – Structural Engineer
Baukraft Engineering – Mechanical Design
Northeast Projects LLC– WUFI Passive energy modeling
Spruce Mountain, Inc. – PHIUS+ Rater