The Scranton Passive House
In June of 2013, after just completing my Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) training with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), my firm, Richard Pedranti Architect, received a call from Christie Karpiak and Declan Mulhall inquiring about helping them with a new home design in Scranton, Pennsylvania. After describing this new approach to designing and building a home using building science and modeled performance, my firm was working on its first Passive House project. The Scranton Passive House is a new single family residence in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania for Declan and Christie and their two daughters. The Scranton Passive House website is a chronicle of the project including information about the design and construction of the home as well as the principles of Passive House.