December 1st10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5424 Addison Road
Fairmont Heights, Md.
Housing Initiative Partnership invites you to join them as they celebrate the completion of Prince George’s County’s first “passive house”, designed for energy efficiency. This prototype home is designed to be affordable to lower income home owners. The home was designed by David Peabody of Peabody Architects in partnership with Brendan O’Neill of O’Neill Development. Modular construction was completed by Beracah Homes.
A passive house incorporates design standards that emphasize energy efficiency through an airtight building envelope, superior insulation, high performance windows, and an orientation that takes advantage of solar gain in the winter. Given this construction, minimal heating and cooling systems are necessary.
They hope their “lessons learned” can serve to drive down costs on future passive homes, eventually making this a model of sustainability.
Thanks to Maryland DHCD and Prince George’s DHCD for funding the development of this project. Now we’re ready to market to a qualified low-income home buyer who will appreciate low energy bills for years to come!
You can follow progress on this passive house by checking David Peabody’s blog at Peabody Architects.