Location: Santa Cruz, California
Building Type: Single Family Residential
Construction Type: Wood Construction
Project Phase: Complete
Year of Construction: 2013
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Project Team

Architect: Graham Irwin, Essential Habitat
General Contractor: Santa Cruz Green Builders
Developer/Owner: Kurt Hurley & Chie Kawahara
Passive House Consultant: Graham Irwin, Essential Habitat
Project Submitted by: Graham Irwin


Project Description

This 94-year old house is the first certified Passive House in Santa Cruz County. Water conservation features include rainwater harvesting for indoor non-potable use (laundry and toilets). Charming and comfortable Passive House, as a bonus the before and after utility bills show 80% reduction in energy use after the retrofit.