Tanner was at Karuna last week gathering data for Karuna’s bid for Minergie-P-ECO certification.
Last week was a big one at the Karuna House, the green building model project that seeks PHIUS+ Passive House, LEED for Homes Platinum, and Minergie-P-ECO certifications.
First, designer Holst Architecture joined Hammer & Hand in announcing that the project had officially received the first-ever Minergie-P-ECO precertification in the US, signaling that the project is well on its way to earning the country’s first Minergie-P-ECO certification.
Then Skylar Swinford and the Hammer & Hand crew measured airtightness of the still-under-construction building at 0.42ACH50, nearly 33% better and tighter than the 0.60ACH50 required by Passive House and Minergie-P.
High performance building expert and Minergie consultant Stephan Tanner from the European firm Intep was in town for the developments. Our own Jeff Tan grabbed a few moments of his time to interview him about Minergie-P-ECO and how the green building standard relates to Passive House and LEED.
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