Tualatin, OR. 97062
Portland, OR 97230
19790 Mcloughlin blvd Gladstone, OR 97027
This passive house blog is meant to help builders, architects, and designers and their clients who want to construct homes that use 90% less energy than a traditional homes. Learn how we built our home the Passive House way. We share photos, videos and text throughout the building process. This passive house was finished in 2011 in West Linn, Oregon.
Comparison with standards in popular building energy-efficiency programs.
The chart below compares PH certification standards with 2008 Oregon Energy Code (OEC), NW Energy Star (NWES), Oregon High Performance Home (OHPH). PH is not a prescriptive path. Thus, the PH values are only for illustration and comparison.
Element Kugler Haus PH 2008 OEC NWES OHPH
Ceiling- R-122 R-38 R-38 R-38/49 R-49
Walls- R-85 R-38 R-21 R-21 R-24?
Floor- R-60 R-38 R-15/30 R-15/38 R-15/38
Window- U 0.14 U 0.14 U0.35 U0.32 U0.32 avg
.19ACH/50 ≤.6ACH/50 no test 7 ACH/50 5 ACH/50
Adapted from Tad Everhart, “Passive House Standard – ʻHeating a Home with a Hair Dryerʼ”