BarlisWedlick completes 1st passive house retrofit
BarlisWedlick has minimized a home’s energy intake by 77% as component of a passive residence retrofit in pound ridge, new york. the initial residence was initially crafted in the 1980s applying structural insulated panels (SIPs) in excess of a timber body composition. the short was to convey the dwelling up to today’s strength efficient criteria and reconfigure the inside layout to far better cater to the expanding household that has lived there considering that the late 1990s.
photographs by neil landino
implementing sustainable procedures
for this renovation, BarlisWedlick adopted the EnerPHit conventional issued by the passivhaus institute. whilst respecting the existing timber framework, the architects extra a new really insulated envelope with new hardwood rainscreen siding and changed the previous openings with airtight triple-pane insulated home windows and exterior doors.
the passive residence retrofit also bundled treating the roof from the within with essential airtight connections and integrating solar PV panels and a backup battery procedure to strive towards the owners’ drive to be web-zero. the basis partitions had been insulated by way of excavation, and exclusive notice was paid out in the direction of air sealing the home’s chimneys and three fireplaces—as well as a dutch oven at first applied for cooking.
the household is positioned in upstate new york
reconfiguring the interiors
for the interiors, BarlisWedlick collaborated with olson // twombly to rethink the 808 sqm (8,694 sqft) household. the family’s common day by day entry path through the garage was highlighted with a re-built opened mudroom, connecting the new entrance porch to the rear porch, devoid of sacrificing storage space. a day-to-day workspace is also included in the mudroom.
the front entry is open to the relaxation of the residence and is highlighted with a new staircase clad with the same products as the staircase to the 3rd-floor family room. this continuity serves to visually link the very first by 3rd floors proficiently enlarging the home’s perceived area. the redesigned kitchen area accommodates the family’s really like of cooking and is laid out to supply guarded workspaces letting visitors to continue to be connected, when substantial southern home windows enhance the mild flow during.
a new staircase has been added to the front entrance
the household was 1st developed in the 1980s
the kitchen was redesigned to accommodate the family’s like of cooking
BarlisWedlick respected the original timber framework
current windows have been upgraded with triple glazing
unique consideration was paid towards air sealing the home’s chimneys and a few fireplaces
spot: pound ridge, NY, US
interior designer: olson // twombly
design manager: cornerstone contracting
passive house marketing consultant: bldg typ
structural engineer: suitable o’leary engineering
photo voltaic paneling: sunrise photo voltaic