Delta air barriers and tapes and Rockwool insulation on the interior and exterior of the building envelope are key components of this high-performance house.
Clever flashing, thoroughly sealed downspouts, and custom channels behind the siding make the rain-management details all but disappear on the California FHB House.
The air-sealing efforts pay off with Passive House–level airtightness
Finding high-performance windows that look good, work well, and fit the budget can be a challenge
The standing-seam metal and the tilt-turn windows contribute to the aesthetic and to the performance of the house
To build this resilient, durable, high-performance house, the team began with a unique foundation and a framing plan optimized for insulation.
Rain water runoff in a small town.
Finally out of the dirt!
Edward Ogosta remodels his home to include a strictly minimalist addition.
Our strategy: A rock drill and Dexpan.
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