Banister Detail from Champagne Rock Passive House

Stair banister detail from the Champagne Rock passive house project.

In case you didn’t catch it in previous posts, the final blower door efficiency test of this house achieved a remarkable result of 0.14 ACH50. Efficiency Vermont has set the bar at 1.0 ACH50 or lower for their HPH certification, and the PassiveHaus standard (internationally recognized as the strictest standard) is .60 ACH or lower. This house is Passive House Institute US 2015 Certified.

Builder: Silver Maple Construction
Photography by Susan Teare

Studio III architects adopts The 2030 Challenge

Studio III architects has adopted the 2030 Challenge!

The primary objectives of the 2030 Challenge are:

– to achieve the dramatic reduction in global fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions of the built environment by changing the way cities, communities, infrastructure, and buildings, are planned, designed, and constructed and;

– the regional development of an adaptive, resilient built environment that can manage the impacts of climate change, preserve natural resources, and access low-cost, renewable energy resources.

Studio III is committed to contributing to a sustainable built environment, providing Passive House and Energy Star rated buildings.

Please check out this great video about The 2030 Challenge:

…and here’s a link to The 2030 Challenge website

and a list of firms that have adopted the challenge, including Studio III!


…and a very happy, healthy New Year to everyone, from Studio III!