Hudson Passive Project, Claverack, NY
Structural foundation and framing design were provided for an 1800 +/- square foot passive energy home in Kenoza Lake, NY.
This prototype rural home-of-tomorrow, the Hudson Passive Project is an energy conservation project designed by Dennis Wedlick Architect, built by Bill Stratton Building Company, and realized with support from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority).
The project which encompassed nearly three years of research and development was constructed in only four months. It is the first certified passive house in New York State and one of the most energy-efficient homes in the country.
A passive house is a very well-insulated, virtually air-tight building that is primarily heated by the sun and the people living in it. Embodying today’s highest energy conservation standards for residential architecture, a passive house can reduce heating energy consumption by a staggering 90%.