Pumpkin Ridge Passive House

Designed by Scott|Edwards Architecture
Passive House, DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, and Earth Advantage Platinum certified.
2015 Housing Innovation Award Winner, U.S. Department of Energy
2014 Best Mainstream Green Home of the Year, GreenBuilder Media
Northwest ENERGY STAR® super-efficient demonstration home.


Foundation

Learn how the home's daylight basement is thermally isolated from the earth.

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Wall Assembly

A thick wall assembly, full of high density cellulose, provides a thermal blanket and carbon sink.

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Windows & Shading

Generous roof overhangs, exterior shades, and high performance windows manage solar gain.

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Mechanical Systems

A minisplit heat pump and HRV deliver conditioned fresh air super-efficiently.

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Elegant design, superb comfort

 

The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House harnesses the simplicity of Passive House design to deliver superb comfort and efficiency at minimal added construction cost. The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House is no more expensive to own on a monthly basis than a conventional custom home, when monthly energy costs are considered alongside mortgage, taxes and insurance.  Yet the high performance green building will consume 90% less heating energy and offer exceptional comfort and indoor air quality. The project, designed by Scott|Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, is one of six homes in the Pacific Northwest to be featured by Northwest ENERGY STAR® as a “super-efficient demonstration home.”

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House won the 2014 Green Home of the Year Award: Best Mainstream Green from Green Builder magazine.

“When you put a little more thought and a little more attention into the engineering of the house, you have a house that’s really comfortable, that you really enjoy, that you can stay in for the rest of your life and that you don’t want to leave. I don’t know that I can say that for any other houses that I’ve lived in.”

A recently-installed 9.8kW solar array puts the house into net zero energy territory, pending a year’s worth of performance data.
Photos by Jeff Amram Photography.

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