Addition, Energy Retrofit, and Renovation at 53 Abbington Terrace

* We built a Passive House in Vermont. Could we bring the features of that house to our 1928 Glen Rock Colonial? Our Adventure follows: Before The Start:The Dreaming & Planning Phase The Envelope: The Envelope The Insulation: The Insulation The Basement: The Basement Walls * The Basement Floor The Roof: The Roof The Exterior: Wythe Doors & Windows * The Hardi Shakes The Penitrations:The holes in the House! HVAC & ERV: Heat, Cool, & Filter the Air! Sump Pit: Airate under the foundation! Exterior Drainage: Water, Water. Water: Everywhere! Blower Door: We have a tight house! The concepts of the Passive House Institute have guided this project: Passive House Institute And the report and specific recomendations from John Mitchel at Building Type LLC: Building Type LLC Window and Door Supplier: Wythe Windows - Wythe Our Architect is Xiomara Pardes- Paredes-Grube Our Contractor is Donald J. Rick * A good article to read: A Passive House in Boulder, Colorado

The current state of 53 Abbington