Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Salem Green + Solar Tour Advertisement

Check out this Green Home Tour ad that features our house:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Passive House in the news

The New York Times had a big feature article on Passive Houses this weekend, along with an informative video about a project in Vermont. The article has brought a lot of great attention to the Passive House movement and apparently generated some buzz in the media. You can read it here:

The reason I know it's gotten attention is that it prompted Sustainable Business Oregon, a blog that's run by the Portland Business Journal, to call us today for an article on the growing popularity of the Passive House concept in Oregon. They posted an article today that featured our house:

I love the video and the informational graphic with the New York Times article -- they really help provide a clear picture of how Passive Houses work. They also mention that there are only about 13 Passive Houses in the country, and we're one of them! Here's a list on the Passive House Institute US website, if you're curious:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Salem Green + Solar Tour

We are very excited to announce that we will be participating for the second year in the Salem Green + Solar Tour on Saturday, Oct. 2.

If you went on the tour last year, you'll recall that we were there with just the frame of our house, since it wasn't completed yet! This will be your chance to see how the project turned out.

Learn more about the tour on the Solar Oregon website. The tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begins at the Pringle Creek Community in Salem. There is a presentation at Pringle Creek at 9 a.m. by architect Nathan Good, who helped us in the initial stages of our project. The cost of the tour is $10 per car, or free for bicyclists.

The tour organizers sent us the photo we contributed last year for the event program. It is fun to remember the project at the framing stage!

And here's our lovely home today: