Mark will be giving a lecture on Wednesday April 10, 2019, 7 pm, Triton College Library, Room A-321. Hope to see you there.
The Popielarz Residence is now complete. The project scored a remarkable 42 on the HERS rating and met and exceeded energy star certification by 50 % ! Blower door testing came in at an impressive 1.5 ACH@50 Pascals. A variety of new professional photographs can be seen in our PORTFOLIO.
Two years ago Mark was asked to step up and into the Executive Director position for the Passive House Alliance US. Part of Mark’s week was directing a member organization promoting the world’s highest energy efficiency standard. Mark will remain active in this vibrant community of pioneering professionals.
The Discovery Channel’s Planet Green station will feature The Matson’s Residence on their Renovation Nation Show. Former This Old House hot Steve Thomas spent the day filming at our project. He toured the house with both Al and Nancy Matson and with Mark. See portfolio for video.
Upon completion of the Matson Residence Project, energy consultant James Cavallo of Kouba-Cavallo Assoc. completed a final energy audit of the new construction, including blower door tests and infrared camera investigations. The home scored an impressive 63 on the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index. Not only did this indicate the home would receive Energy Star qualifications, it exceeded these requirements by 23 %.
See : Matson Residence in portfolio for images.
Over the summer, Mark traveled to Berkely, CA and Seattle, WA to take the “Passive House Consultant’s Training Program”. After nine intense days of studying the most rigorous building standard in the world, he is now one of only a handful of archiects in the U.S. offering this design service.
In August Mark traveled to Urbana, IL to partake in the first ever, Passive House Builders Training Program offered by the Passive House Institute United States. He will be one of the first US practitioners to go through both the Passive House design and construction programs.