Portland’s First Passive House (Passiv Haus)

Jake Staub and Sonia Barrantes, two veteran former U.S. Navy Test Pilots in Portland, and Chris Corson, of EcoCor Design/Build in Belfast, have embarked on Portland’s first Passive House journey set to break ground in Spring 2012.

For Staub and Barrantes, the Passive House, or Passiv Haus for Europeans, concept was a perfect fit for its emphasis on energy efficiency, comfort, affordability, and sustainability. In recent years, Staub became heavily involved in automotive energy efficiency. Staub’s Insight 1G, a bid for a past contest known as the Automotive X-Prize, convinced him that there were great strides people could make in terms of energy efficiency in daily living with accessible pre-existing technologies. Barrantes has been a keen, nearly lifelong observer of both energy efficiency and renewable energy concepts. When Barrantes learned the Passive House Design course was offered in Seattle while stationed in Washington State, she enthusiastically took the course and passed the stringent written exam in order to become a certified Passive House Consultant. The couple knew that when it was time to build a house they would build it to Passive House standards.

Despite having a highly technical background and a do-it-yourself attitude, Staub and Barrantes decided they needed experienced help to ensure the Passive House objectives of energy efficiency, comfort, affordability, and sustainability were satisfied at the end of their Portland Passive Project... Continue Reading on Green Homes of Maine

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