Author Archives: Jane

Winter update

Its 20 degrees outside right now with a windchill of 6 degrees.  Inside its a comfortable 70 degrees with 30% humidity throughout the house.  The heat is coming on every once in awhile, but is not constantly on.

Before the renovation, we had a 125,000 btu steam gas boiler.   Now we have a mini split heat pump with a heating capacity of only 14,000 btu’s when it is 17 degrees outside.

Passive House really works!


Jane’s house will be presented at Urban Green Council Event

Jane’s first Passive House project in Brooklyn is almost complete and she is now living and working there! There will be a presentation about the house at the Urban Green Council on April 1st.  Below are links to more information on the Urban Green Council website and the NY Passive House website:   Continue Reading

NY Passive House Meetup

Construction is well underway at 439 Bergen Street, Jane’s first Passive House Project. The walls are framed, most of the air barrier has been installed and the plumbing and hvac are underway.   The energy recovery ventilator and skylights have just arrived. This weekend NY Passive House is hosting a meetup tour: Open House: 439… Continue Reading

Jane is a Certified Passive House Consultant

    Jane is now a North American Certified Passive House Consultant.  She has completed training and passed the exam given by the Passive House Institute US. Passive House is a methodology to produce extremely energy efficient buildings and can be applied both to new construction and to renovations.  Passive Houses are highly insulated and… Continue Reading