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VOLKsHouse = Passive House

Introducing the VOLKsHouse SUSTAINABLE HOUSE BREAKS THE COST BARRIER VOLKsHouse is a response to America’s overuse of energy resources and the typically higher cost of green construction. Based on energy-conserving Passive House technology, it was built to prove that eco-construction … Continue reading

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Site Selection for VOLKsHouse

Once Santa Fe was selected as the location for the VolksHouse a search for property began. The Ferguson Lane parcel had many extremely favorable characteristics that made it immediately attractive. Orientation:  Though perfect solar orientation is not required for Passive … Continue reading

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VOLKsHouse data

The VolksHouse contains three bed rooms, 2 baths, and has 1,650 sqft of conditioned space. The main hub of the mechanical systems resides in a simple “mud room” between the two car garage and main house. System Design comment: A primary … Continue reading

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Foundation Insulation #1 – Frost Skirt

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