Earth Advantage Institute awards Platinum Certification to green building project built by Hammer & Hand.
The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, designed by Scott|Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, has been awarded Earth Advantage Platinum Certification, making the Passive House Earth Advantage Net Zero Ready, Department of Energy Challenge Home (ENERGY STAR, Indoor AirPLUS), Passive House (PHIUS+), and now Earth Advantage Platinum certified.
Photography by Jeffrey Tan
To receive Platinum Certification from Earth Advantage Institute the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House needed to pass a rigorous checklist of green building features in the categories of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, land conservation, material responsibility, and water conservation. When the final test out was done, the home building project exceeded the requirements.
“It’s worth noting that the Platinum Certification requires scoring 100 points on the evaluation,” said Earth Advantage green building consultant Ryan Shanahan. “At 149 points, this home is an overachiever to say the least!”
While the idea of increased efficiency guided the homeowners’ approach to their home building project, it was the functional excellence of Passive House that really drew them to the green building approach.
“In my work, functional excellence is key,” said homeowner and client Brain Farris. “I wanted our new house to work in the same way, to maximize utility by functioning in harmony with the environment, instead of against it.”
[Read Brian’s full interview here.]
The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House is another example of how new home building projects can successfully meld good design with high performance building, achieving super-efficiency and superior comfort to the homeowners.
Visit our certified green building page to learn more about our approach.
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