Many strive for it, but few actually build a passive house—a construction feat that was first sought in response to the energy crisis in the 1970s and was popularized in Europe for the sake of building the most efficient house possible. “A passive house meets its heating demand through ‘passive’ sources such as solar radiation… Read more
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Can an architect indulge his desire for the clean look of metal-and-white-kitchen cabinets without casting a permanent chill on the heart of the house? New York designer and architect Wayne Turett pondered this question as he put together the kitchen in his Greenport, N.Y., home. He wanted a space as welcoming as a living room,… Read more
Thank you to everyone who attended the reception for A New Wave of Modern Architecture on the North Fork this past Sunday. Here are some images from the day’s events. If you want to see this exhibit and check out the model of the TTC passive house it will be up all summer. There will… Read more
This November 9 – 11th The Turett Collaborative will be participating in the International Passive House Open days with a very exciting project – Wayne Turett’s very own recently completed Passive House in Greenport, New York. Passive House buildings are characterized by excellent thermal insulation, triple glazed windows, and a ventilation system with heat recovery… Read more
Fall deck season is here! Construction on Wayne’s Passive House is complete. The next step to install the landscaping and bioswale.
What is a Passive House? You might not be familiar with the story of how I came to design and build a Passive House residence in Greenport, New York. Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that… Read more
“The idea I had for the design of this house was a more contemporary design. I think of myself as a contemporary architect so I originally started designing the house as a combination of flat roof volumes. As I got closer to the reality of actually building and submitting the house to Greenport Village for… Read more
Passive House projects have slightly different materials used in the construction, therefore costs are not always the same as conventional housing projects. In the Greenport Passive House, the air barrier is achieved using Zip Sheathing and Zip tape. Exterior insulation of polyisocyanurate (4″ walls, 6″ roof) and 1″ wood furring is attached to the Zip… Read more
On site at the Turett Passive House in Greenport, New York, ship lapped cedar siding is beginning to be installed. Bill Winisky, the contractor is doing a great job mitering the corners.