Rue-evans-passive-house-oregon-exterior

This is the first Passive House certified new house on the West Coast (joining a California remodel in the Pacific Coast certification club).  The traditional home, located in Salem, Oregon, was built with a number of green materials by Bilyeu Homes, Inc.  It's also airtight, ultra-insulated, and very energy efficient — as are other Passive Houses we've discussed in Utah, Kansas, and Louisiana.

Rue-evans-passive-house-oregon-kitchen

Owners Stuart Rue and Sarah Evans documented some interesting construction detail on their blog, 16th and Nebraska.  They even found an airtight dog door for Pippen, a spry looking pooch that regularly appears in photos of the build. 

Cutting-edge green technology used to build this home include triple-pane windows from Serious Materials, an ERV, solar hot water system, 85% recycled content GreenFiber insulation, water-efficient fixtures, dual-flush toilets, Marmoleum floors, wool carpet, ductless mini-split air conditioners from Fujitsu, and a drain water heat recovery system. 

Rue-evans-passive-house-oregon-living-room

Rue-evans-passive-house-oregon-craft-desk

[=] Read the owners' blog about this Oregon Passive House.

Credits: Stuart Rue/Sarah Evans.