• Karuna Passive House by Portland/Seattle Builder Hammer & Hand
 

Unparalleled Performance

The world’s most ambitious standard for building energy performance, Passive House harnesses 21st century building science to revolutionize the comfort and efficiency of buildings – cost-effectively.

Passive House buildings, both residential and commercial, reduce heating and cooling energy consumption by 80-90% compared to conventional structures. A continuous, balanced supply of fresh air ensures unparalleled indoor air quality. Operable windows connect indoors with out. Super-insulated walls hold warmth in the winter and cool in the summer.

We’ve garnered national attention for our Passive House chops. Notable projects include Karuna House, the first in the world to achieve the trifecta of Passive House, Minergie and LEED certification; the Glasswood Building, the first commercial Passive House retrofit in North America; and Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, selected by Northwest ENERGY STAR® as one of six “super-efficient demonstration homes.”

With a team of the nation’s top Passive House consultants, we bring certified expertise to Passive House construction, Passive House consulting, and the production of high performance Passive House doors.

Contact us today to explore how we can help you on your Portland or Seattle Passive House project.

 

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    “I would recommend Hammer & Hand without hesitation.”

    – Sura
     
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    “We love our ‘new’ home and are extremely happy with the high quality workmanship.”

    – Jay
     
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    “From the beginning we knew we were working with great people.”

    – Jonah
     
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    “I’m so happy with all the work you did with the Doug fir. It’s like artwork to look at.”

    – Dan
     
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    “You were so responsive throughout the process, and were reliable and thorough. The end result is beautiful.”

    – Marilyn
     
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    “It’s wonderful to have Hammer & Hand’s stamp on the house!”

    – Janina
     
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    “I am so pleased with every aspect of working with H&H.”

    – Janina
     
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    “The quality of the workmanship is outstanding.”

    – Kim
     
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    “The Hammer & Hand team was easy to communicate with and they stayed in touch with us during the construction project. We highly recommend them.”

    – Kim
     
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    “I can’t thank you enough for getting our project done right and so quickly!”

    – Kris
     
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    “We love our new bathroom and know our little one will, too.”

    – Linh
     
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    “My husband and I are delighted with our new table. It is beautiful, as promised and perfect in every way.”

    – Sylvia
     
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    “We are extremely pleased with the work H&H has done.”

    – Jon
     
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    “Oh my gosh… the house is so warm!!  We keep turning the heat down, isn’t that cool!”

    – Terri
     
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    “We have the most beautiful basement in all of Portland (and beyond!) thanks to all of you.”

    – Gail & Jim
     
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    “Everyone on the job has been so professional, responsible, respectful of the house and garden and friendly.“

    – Terri & Potey
     
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    “The work looks GREAT. I’m so happy. Our experience was fabulous.”

    – Sara
     
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    “We’re really glad we went with Hammer & Hand. We really love our new kitchen.”

    – Will & Michael
     
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    “We are very happy with our new storefront. Your team was remarkable – professional, timely, and great to have here in the office.”

    – Steve, Newspace Center for Photography
     
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    “We continue to refer H&H with pride and confidence.”

    – Monica
     
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    “At every turn, your guys brought it.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man
     
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    “This new space, way of living in a home, and expression of craftsmanship and design make us proud.”

    – Michael, Kelly & P-Man
     
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    “When the last finish is finished and the last nail is hammered I will know that our home was built with great talent and a lot of heart.”

    – Margi
     
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    “H&H employees are creative & smart, their project managers approachable & resourceful, and their work careful & precise.”

    – LD
     
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    “You are rock stars! I love my new stuff. Sometimes I just sit and stare at it because it’s so gorgeous.”

    – Julie
     
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    “They matched the style perfectly, down to every piece of molding.”

    – Jeanne
     
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    “You helped us through our remodel with love…a testament to your professionalism and quality of work.”

    – Frank & Peggy
     
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    “Your employees are the best, professional, courteous and willing to go beyond the call of duty.”

    – Frank
     
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    “H&H are true craftspeople who take pride in their work, and it shows in the finished product.”

    – Debbie
     
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    “We would highly recommend them to any homeowner contemplating a major remodeling project.”

    – Dave & Sharon
     
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    “You have not only built our dream home, but also made the experience a pleasure.”

    – Art, Jackie & Crystal
     
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    “The craftsmanship exceeded my expectations and actually delivered slightly below budget, which amazed me.”

    – Benttail