Take a peek behind the walls of high performance Passive House designs

An exhibit in Portland will reveal the latest building science behind some of the highest performing Passive Homes in the country.

Noted green builder Hammer & Hand sponsored an exhibit of cutting-edge building practice, “Evolution of Enclosure: the Anatomy of Building Performance.”

The exhibit at AIA Portland will explore the building science that guides high performance assemblies, drawing on built Passive House and Zero Energy Building projects in Portland and Seattle designed by four leading NW architecture firms.

The exhibit includes four full-scale wall assembly cross sections, a suite of building science illustrations, and an interactive set of high performance building animations will show how buildings can go from net consumers of energy to net producers to illustrate building as climate action.

"We now have the science and techniques to build for comfort, health, and revolutionary efficiency. At the center of it all is the advanced building envelope," said Zack Semke of Hammer & Hand.

The exhibit runs August 6 through September 10 at AIA Portland,403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR.

Learn more about what it's really like to live in a Passive House.

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Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Audits, Energy Star, GREAT GREEN HOMES, Home Design & Plans, Passive House

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