We worked with the clients and developed many variations on this project. The footprint is 20x24 so it was essential that we make sure that everything was accounted for in the design, as a building this size doesn't leave room for error.
We also worked through numerous options in terms of construction methods/energy modeling from passive to pretty good. Our ability to provide cost/benefit analysis in house due to our PHIUS skillset helped the customer make decisions in this area.
This house was built for a couple who moved up to Vermont to retire. They are very interested in minimizing their footprint on the land.
Also on this project we used the Intello air and vapor barrier system to achieve a high level of air tightness and manage water vapour in the wall assembly.