Glasswood Passive House Retrofit

  • First commercial Passive House retrofit in the US
  • Passive House event space over high performance restaurant space
  • Designed by Scott Edwards Architecture, built by Hammer & Hand

First commercial Passive House retrofit in the US.

The Glasswood Passive House Retrofit marks a milestone in 21st century urban green building.  Embedded in a walkable, transit-rich neighborhood at 3717 SE Division Street, this commercial Passive House retrofit project revolutionizes the energy performance of an historic 1916 building at affordable cost, while contributing to the vitality and life of its urban surroundings.

Designed by Scott Edwards Architecture and built by green builder Hammer & Hand, the project is the first Passive House retrofit of adaptive reuse commercial space in the US, and is home to the Xico Upstairs event and meeting space.

The Passive House event space sits atop new restaurant space on the ground floor, housing the Xico restaurant.  The shell and mechanical systems of the restaurant, while not strictly Passive House, will provide comfort and air quality far superior to that of conventional restaurant spaces.

Glasswood green building - 1st commercial passive house retrofit in US - by green builder Hammer & Hand

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News and Updates

Commercial remodel of Glasswood – the first such US project to achieve Passivhaus – is showcased by feature article in Retrofit Magazine

Monday, November 12, 2012

Editor Christina Koch highlights the commercial remodel as a retrofit 'Trailblazer' in magazine's November issue.  more...

Glasswood commercial retrofit to be featured by international 'Passive House Days' event

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hammer & Hand's Sam Hagerman & Skylar Swinford will host visitors Nov 9 & 10, 2012.  more...

Nation's first commercial Passive House retrofit becomes occupied Passive House office space

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Glasswood Passive House retrofit, seeking PHIUS+ certification, becomes home to H&H's building science corps.  more...

EarthTechling features Hammer & Hand's Glasswood Passive House commercial retrofit

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The green technology blog covers Glasswood and its position as the nation's first commercial Passive House (Passivhaus) retrofit.  more...

Glasswood commercial Passive House Retrofit project includes high efficiency restaurant, Xico

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sam Hagerman discusses the building efficiency of Xico at the Glasswood commercial Passive House retrofit.  more...

Nothing "passive" about this open house!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Excitement filled the walls at the Glasswood commercial Passive House retrofit open house.  more...

New videos shed light on building science used at Glasswood commercial Passive House retrofit

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sam Hagerman explains air barrier, window installation, & HRV prep on location at Glasswood.  more...

Hammer & Hand video series gives sneak peek into Glasswood commercial Passive House retrofit

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sam Hagerman sits down and introduces the Glasswood Passive House project.  more...

Hammer & Hand's building energy performance efforts covered by recent TV and print

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

KATU TV, The Portland Tribune, and the Daily Journal of Commerce all covered H&H's Passive House and CEWO work.  more...

Hammer & Hand and Scott Edwards Architecture begin nation's first commercial Passive House retrofit

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Glasswood Passive House Retrofit joins ranks with the Karuna House as green building flagship.  more...

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