Vermont Architects – STUDIO III

Thoughts and happenings from Studio III Architecture, Bristol, Vermont

Passive House Construction Continues – 9/25/15

Leave a comment

Framing continues at the Passive House. The once cavernous interior space has given way to more recognizable rooms. Along with pipes and electricity, the guts of the high-efficiency air exchange unit by Zehnder are on display. On the exterior, the window frames and TJIs have just finished being installed.  The TJIs serve two purposes: They define the box that will hold about a foot of dense-packed cellulose insulation, critical to achieving a high R-Value; and they provide the structure for the siding. However, it will be some time before the siding can be installed. First we must conduct a blower door test. There are two over the course of construction, and now that the TJIs are installed the first is right around the corner.

The house is getting closer to its final shape, but there’s still much to be done for it to be certified “Passive”.

L1060192 L1060201 L1060227 IMAG0920 IMAG1072


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.

we would love to know your thoughts too - please comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s