HABITAT PASSIVE TOWNHOUSES
Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has constructed two affordable townhouses in Hudson, New York, aligned with the Passive House standard.
The Habitat Passive Townhouses are the first Habitat townhouses in New York to utilize the Passive House Standard which results in an estimated 90% less energy for heating.
Envelope. Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has constructed two affordable townhouses in Hudson, New York, targeting the Passive House standard. The air-tight, super insulated homes feature 12" R-43 cellulose double stud walls and an R-87 roof, together with an R-56 foundation slab using 12" of EPS foam, and U-0.15 highly-insulative, triple-paned windows.
Systems. The heating and hot water are provided by a high efficiency natural gas condensing boiler, and ventilation by an 84% efficient HRV.
SERVICES: CONSULTING PROJECT
- Mechanical Design
Building Type Duplex
Treated Floor Area 3250SF (TFA)
Climate Zone 5
Solar Orientation NE/NW axis
Air Leakage: 0.6ACH50
Better Than Code: 84%
Heat Demand 3.80 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Air Tightness 0.60 ACH50 (target)
Primary Energy 36.2 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Cooling Demand 1.05 kBTU/(ft2yr)
Heat Load 3.80 BTU/(ft2hr)
Cooling Load 2.47 BTU/(ft2hr)
12" Double stud with cellulose
U Value 0.15, SHGC 0.45
Cellulose and EPS foam
Air-source heat pump
Heat Recovery Ventilator
Electric resistance tank
Dennis Wedlick Architect
Passive House Consultant
Columbia Cnty Habitat for Humanity
Pre-Certification & Field Verification
Funding and Development
New York State Affordable Housing Corporation
The City of Hudson
Hudson Development Corporation