Specht Residence

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When the Spechts began dreaming of their new custom home, they assumed that significant energy efficiency features were outside their reach. We showed them that they could build and live in a Passivhaus at little or no added monthly expense. Ongoing utility bill savings would offset any added mortgage payment for financing the modest increase in upfront construction expense. An advanced Passivhaus building envelope, coupled with passive ground loop and solar thermal system, helps the home achieve 72% energy savings compared to a code-built home.

  • Project Details

  • Passivhaus Residence in Bedford, VA
  • Size: 1800 sq.ft.
  • 72% less than code

 

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