DOE Tour of Zero: Pumpkin Ridge Passive House by Hammer and Hand

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“A house …you don’t ever want to leave. I don’t know that I can say that for any other houses I’ve ever lived in.”

DOE Tour of Zero: Pumpkin Ridge Passive House by Hammer and Hand: Portland, OR; hammerandhand.com. 3,599 square feet, HERS score 5, $20 average monthly energy bill, $1,800 annual savings, $78,000 saved in the first 30 years.
Key features list: High-performance insulation system for enhanced quiet and comfort, comprehensive draft protection, fresh air system for cleaner indoor air, high-efficiency comfort system, energy-efficient appliances and advanced lighting technology for
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“Dealing with all of the things you deal with in a normal house –  when you know that 90% of those can disappear when you put a little more thought and a little more attention into the engineering of the house, you have a house that’s really comfortable, that you really enjoy, that you can stay in for the rest of your life, and that you don’t ever want to leave. I don’t know that I can say that for any other houses I’ve ever lived in.”

– Homeowner

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