Before we get into this topic, please take a few seconds to consider the following questions: Do you plan to work, or have you ever worked, on a Passive House building? (If not, the rest of your answers are probably no.) Has your Passive House consultant ever told you that the window U-Value you provided […]
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About Chris Hamm
Chris Hamm is a Building Systems Engineer at SWA. With experience in the design and construction of low-energy buildings, Chris is focused on furthering the high performance building process from design to energy modeling to implementation and testing.
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Have you ever wondered about the carbon footprint of your shopping habits? Is online shopping better for the environment than brick and mortar shopping? There are many studies on the subject and there are myriad factors to consider when answering these questions. To try and make this process a little easier, we have pulled together […]
As the Passive House standard continues to make waves across New York City and the U.S., an entirely new design process has evolved to respond to the challenges of higher insulation levels, balanced mechanical ventilation, and perhaps the most difficult hurdle – an air tightness level that most would think is impossible. For the […]