Holst Architecture Wins 2030 Challenge Award at AIA Portland’s 2013 Design Awards for the Karuna House

Holst Architecture wins award of excellence for Karuna House from AIA Portland’s 2013 Design Awards.

Congratulations to Holst Architecture for winning an award of excellence from AIA Portland at its 2013 Design Awards! Projects were selected by a prestigious jury composed of Kai-Uwe Bergmann, principal of BIG in New York and Denmark; Lisa Chun, principal and co-founder of zeroplus in Seattle, WA; and Yo-ichiro Hakomori, founding partner and principal of wHY Design.

Holst Architecture received the 2030 Challenge Design Award of excellence for residential net-zero project Karuna Passive House. The 2030 Challenge calls for all new building and major renovations today to “be designed to meet a fossil fuel, GHG-emitting, energy consumption performance standard of 60% below the regional (or country) average for that building type.” This goal will move to 70% in 2015, 80% in 2020, 90% in 2025, and to carbon neutral in 2030.

The high performance Karuna house, built by Hammer & Hand, is the first in the world to earn Passive House, Minergie-P-ECO, and LEED for Homes Platinum (pending) certifications.

New home, Karuna House, designed by Holst Architecture and built by home builder Hammer & Hand


Read more about the Karuna Passive House here.

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