This morning we were so pleased to welcome students from Holland College to the house for a tour. There were about 17 students who are enrolled in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program along with several of the instructors. (Correct me if I got the title of the program wrong any HC followers!) I did my best at giving an overview of some of the key features of a Passive House and what we have been doing specifically in our project but there is so much to share that I’m sure I forgot some things! The students had some fantastic questions and appeared very interested in what we were doing. I wish I had taken more pictures but I was so involved in conversations that I didn’t get that many. So, here is one of the two that I actually got. The other won’t upload, grr!
So, what has been going on since the last post and this one you might be thinking? Well, I’ll tell you 🙂
The wall insulation has been completed, the OSB is up on all the walls and on the ceiling on the second floor, and some of the taping (a major air sealing component) and been done. We will soon be complete sealed and ready for a blower door test which will be done by some of the students that visited us today!
The rafters also have spray foam around them where they meet the plywood on the roof and soffit vents are installed so that wind doesn’t get into the attic and blow around all the loose cellulose. (Sorry, no pics of this… I just wasn’t a good picture taker today!)
Here’s a few pics of the OSB going up and the taping.