On HorizonTV this week, watch architect Wayne Turett, principal of New York-based The Turett Collaborative, discuss his passive house project in Long Island, including several key features that will pay him back in the future.
Turett’s Greenport, NY home includes triple-glazed windows, high efficiency ERV, a rainwater swale to minimize run-off, and a focus on detailed insulation. The goal of a passive house is to keep energy use to a minimum, with little need for heating and cooling systems.
“There’s no limit to what you can build with passive house standards,” says Turett. “You just have to design it right, and you have to build it right, and you have to be on your game in building it. The main thing is you have to create a virtually air-tight envelope, and that’s not easy.”
Watch the full interview below.
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