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

Architect: Fergus Garber Young
General Contractor: Pete Moffat Construction
Developer/Owner: Sally-Ann Rudd and Ronjon Nag
Passive House Consultant: Pearl Renaker
Mechanical Engineer: Comfort HVAC


Project Description

This Crafstsman-style home was completed in 2013 and was designed to integrate modern and classic energy-efficiency techniques. Coupled with Passive House efficiency, the house is equipped with 18 kW of solar PV, all-electric systems, 80 kWh of battery backup, and greywater and rainwater systems for landscape and toilets. In the event of electricity and water outages, the home is self-sufficient. The homeowners also enjoy using the home as a test bench for new DIY control technologies.