Designed by North River Architecture & Planning (NRAP) for their Senior Designer, Peter Reynolds, the Accord Passive House is a beacon of sustainable design. The comfortable, affordable, and low-maintenance family home achieved certification from the Passive House Institute US, and it’s topped with a 9kW photovoltaic array that produces more energy annually than the building requires.
To aid in public awareness, NRAP invited other architecture firms and neighbors to tour the house during construction, teaching the community how to build a green home with high standards for airtightness, insulation, and construction quality.
"Our goal is ultimately to demonstrate the accessibility and affordability of Passive House design," explains Reynolds, "and to dispel the myths and misconceptions about the process to those who are considering renovating or building their own Passive House."
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