Folks in Cleveland arenâ€™t going to watch the economy leave with Mr. James.Â Theyâ€™re working on a future-forward demonstration built to whatâ€™s heralded as the worldâ€™s most rigorous energy standard for homes.Â The Passive House, referred to as SmartHome Cleveland, was designed by Chuck Miller of Doty & Miller Architects and will be built on the grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
SmartHome will have SIPs, high-performance windows, a heat recovery ventilator, and an airtight building envelope (see wall section below).Â As a result, the goal is something thatâ€™s 90% more efficient than a typical home.
But it will also be more than just energy-efficient.Â Plans call for â€“ in general terms â€“ sustainable materials, advanced storm water techniques, healthy housing elements, and biophilic design, according to Cleveland Museum.
The traditional-style, 2,500 square-foot home will have three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a full basement, according to a press release.Â The museum will charge an entrance fee of $5 (plus museum admission) and will keep the place open for tours approximately June-September 2011.
Upon the close of the exhibit, SmartHome will be moved to a lot on Wade Park Avenue in University Circle and made available for purchase.Â Hopefully it moves a little quicker than another Passive House on the market in Kansas City.Â I’ll follow up later in the year.
Update: as pointed out in the comments, according to The Plain Dealer, the home is expected to cost ~$525,000 to build and it will be sold in the range of ~$300,000 – $400,000.
Credits: Doty & Miller Architects.