Laissez Faire: The Hassle-Free Passive House: Pumpkin Ridge, a Passive House in North Plains, Oregon, designed...

Laissez Faire: The Hassle-Free Passive House: Pumpkin Ridge, a Passive House in North Plains, Oregon, designed...

“Owners of high-performance houses can really geek out, tweak the systems, test things, and tinker,” says Sam Hagerman. He should know the profile. As president of the Pacific Northwest–based contracting and consulting firm Hammer & Hand, Hagerman has completed more than a half dozen homes that have earned or are awaiting Passive House certification. “In some ways these folks are the opposite. They’re no less passionate about performance, but they expect good design to allow them to ‘set it and forget it.’” Slide Show Photo © Jeff Amram Photography ----- Advertising ----- Hagerman is referring to Bryan and Stephanie Farris, the client of Pumpkin Ridge Passive House in North Plains, Oregon. The 3,600-square-foot residence has earned Passive House certification and, with the addition of photovoltaic panels on the roof this summer, is net-positive for energy. In response to t...

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