Archive for January, 2013

pre-certified

January 15, 2013

after 6 months of hard work, persistence and a bit of cash, skidmore passivhaus is officially pre-certified.

PHIUS+ pre-cert letter

(next time i will do a more accurate solar shading report BEFORE the start of construction)

solar pathfinder

here are the latest results of the PHPP model:

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more photos soon.

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going solar

January 9, 2013

the rare sunny portland winter day has allowed us to regale in the golden rays.

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glorious sun reaches all the way to the back of the kitchen.

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the south facing windows / heaters are working.

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the studio flooded in mid-day sun.

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the breezeway will be a study in light and dark.

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rejoice.

in addition to direct gain, we will have a small PV system on the roof.  more on that later.

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stair progresses

January 4, 2013

while most of the attention has been focused on the insulation, windows and air sealing, the interior stair has made slow but steady progress.

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stringers are tube steel bolted to concrete landing and wood wall

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tread risers are 1/8″ thick bent plate steel

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everything is fit up and welded in place

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guardrail is 1″ sq tube steel verticals

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steel will be left natural with all the signs of fabrication exposed

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a clear coat will be applied at completion

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still more to go but we think it’s coming along nicely.

thanks to alameda metal works for their fine work.