The Avant Garage was a tough and unique build for Postgreen Homes. Four homes in a row with green roofs and split-level living floors on the 2nd level above a long garage that stretches from the front to the back yard of the homes. Check out the final shots and let us know what you think.
The Skinny Project (aka The Tattoo Project) has wrapped up for Postgreen Homes in East Kensington. This was a fun one, getting to work with a local artist who silk screened by hand the exterior cladding panels that wrap these homes to look like clouds when you stand back about 50 yards from the project. Take a gander and let us know your thoughts.
These two lucky homeowners took advantage of Federal and State solar PV rebates to get near net zero energy bills and a less than 5 year payback on their investment. Not a bad view either.
The framing went quick with pre-manufactured SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) on these two new construction homes. Lots of Tyvec was used to get the airtight seal around the envelope needed to hit the Passive House standard that only allows 0.6 ACH @50 Pascals of pressure once complete.
We’ve kicked off our first project with two new construction townhomes for Postgreen Homes in the up and coming East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. These two homes are only two stories with slab on grade foundations and Solar PV on the roofs. They are being built to the Passive House standard which means lots and lots of insulation.
We thought they were joking when they spec’ed 10″ of XPS insulation or R-50 under their slab. Turns out they are quite serious. On top of that we are putting down a commercial vapor barrier and meticulously taping all seams and penetrations to create an extremely airtight foundation assembly that will later connect to the walls above.