MATTAPAN — According to Ken Neuhauser, president of Building Evolution, a lot of the changes to take the project from code to Passive House were not material, but procedural. “A lot of it was the same sort of materials, but we really engaged in the design process,” he says. This meant more detailed coordination among the team to problem-solve for transitions and specific details. “We’re already building high performance. This was just turning it up a notch.”
In addition to more coordination between TAT and BEC, the general contractor on the project, Dellbrook | JKS, went through Passive House training, educated their subcontractors to demystify the principles of Passive House, had a designated person on staff making sure the details would be done correctly, and had an onsite mockup that received extensive use.
Article written by Jay Fox
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