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January 5, 2021
The Passive House Building Envelope: Thermal Windows and a Great View | WESKetch Architecture + Construction

The Passive House Building Envelope: Thermal Windows and a Great View

Wickedly cold winters, summer days with temperatures that reach into the 90s, and large swings in humidity have provided the perfect backdrop over the course of a century for the evolution of an innovative, premium window product that is now part of the building envelope for Cold Brook Farm. 
October 2, 2020
Cold Brook Farm | WESKetch Architecture + Construction

The Passive House: Giving Back to the Community by Sourcing Local

During a time when many small businesses are collapsing under the weight of the global pandemic, “source local” is a philosophy that has become more important than ever. Well before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jason and Deborah detailed an original concept for the project and their intention to use materials to build the home that were sustainable and produced or harvested within 500-miles of the property.
July 14, 2020
Cold Brook Farm | WESKetch Architecture + Construction

In Pursuit of the Passive House

As I sketched out a new rendering of the homestead, lifestyle and convenience certainly remained factors, but were no longer the primary drivers of the design. The priorities of the passive house would be guided by sustainability, energy-efficiency and the home’s integration with the land surrounding it.