Update: See the completed Breezeway House and our owner interview.

There’s a new site called Our Passive House, where the owners are documenting the design and construction of the first Passive House in Utah.  It just so happens that I live in the same general neighborhood, so we’ll try to present a follow up article when the home is complete.  Owners Joe and Rebecca, available on Twitter @ourpassivehouse, hired Brach Design, Utah’s first certified Passive House consultant, to design the home.

To be clear, this energy-efficient abode won’t look like some windowless trapezoid hailing from the frosty regions of Eastern Europe.  It’s tastefully boxy and fits right in to the context of the established neighborhood.  Certainly, as many of you will notice, the garage is somewhat prominent, but at least it’s tucked back and the two-door style mirrors a look that’s already common with many existing homes.

Joe and Rebecca’s Passive House is being built by Fisher Custom Building in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake City.  When done, the 3,000 square-foot home should have some pretty incredible energy performance numbers.  It may even end up being one of the most energy-efficient homes in the city.

[+] Our Passive House in Salt Lake City, Utah.



Renderings: Our Passive House, Brach Design.