Vermont Architects – STUDIO III

Thoughts and happenings from Studio III Architecture, Bristol, Vermont

Passive House Construction Continues – 9/2/15

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After the slow but steady pace of the foundation’s construction, the rest of the house seems to spring up while your head is turned. The posts one week, then the floor trusses the next, and most recently the balloon framing and roof trusses. The second floor trusses are next in line and will more fully define the interior space. The rough openings of the windows are already framing beautiful views of the outdoors.

But a good aesthetic is just one of the goals we’re aiming for in building this house. To be certified as a true Passive House, construction is being held to a rigorously high standard. The blue tape is a part of that – it is being used to close every gap between the interior and exterior of the house. By the end of construction, the house will be a sealed bubble with next to no air infiltration.

Winter in Vermont is a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t need to follow you into your home.

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Author: Studio III Architecture

Studio III Architecture is led by Vermont Architect Gregor Masefield, AIA, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Studio III's architects are NCARB Certified and hold licenses in Vermont and New York.

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