AlpenGlow B+D passive house projects have radically changed our trajectory and understanding of buildings and technology. We educate our clients about passive technology and work closely together in the design phase, as well as the build out. The result is amazing and outrageously energy efficient.
Passive building comprises a set of design principles used to attain a quantifiable and rigorous level of energy efficiency within a specific quantifiable comfort level. “Maximize your gains, minimize your losses” summarize the approach. To that end, a passive building is designed and built in accordance with these five building-science principles and consumes 70-90% less energy than the standard home.
This little "test house" was the experiment where we tested all materials and techniques for the passive envelope. We are currently moving forward on the design for the main house that will accompany this structure on the lot.
John Rushkin - English philanthropist.