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The latest news from Tom Bassett-Dilley, Architect, LTD.
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LIVING BUILDINGS

Bringing Passive into a comprehensive vision

Passive House Living Building Challenge Uber Haus in Geneva, IL
TBDA's Passive House project in Geneva, IL is also aiming for Living Building certification.
I’m very excited to be working on our first Living Building. Don’t get me wrong, meeting the Passive House Standard is a great achievement, and reducing energy demand through conservation is the most important measurable component of sustainability.
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GREEN BUILT HOME TOUR

Experiencing the Blend of Technology and Design

The second annual Green Built Home Tour featured nationally-recognized Chicago area homes that highlighted attractive, affordable, and sustainable building practices. TBDA, along with Evolutionary Home Builders, presented the UberHaus, our Passive House project in Geneva, and first LB project for the office. Visitors saw what comprises the main structure including the only reinforced insulated concrete forms that do not use foam or polystyrene, and instead, use Durisol – a proprietary wood concrete material (cement bonded wood fiber.)
TBDA and EHB passive house in Geneva
Tom Bassett-Dilley of TBDA and Brandon Weiss of Evolutionary Builders demonstrate the non-toxic Passive wall assembly.

FROM THE FIELD

“Right-Sized” home foundation in Oak Park

1026 Clinton Oak Park Passive House
The house at 1026 Clinton in Oak Park is under construction! Our friends at  Evolutionary Home Builders are moving along. Here are some pics from the installation of the foundation. This is a superinsulated shallow frost-protected slab...
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COME SEE TOM SPEAK AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Passive House Alliance Chicago Meetup
Chicago, IL

Aug 20th, 5pm

Tom will discuss current projects, outlining the different design challenges and foundation, wall, and roof assemblies, as well as HVAC and material selection decisions.

 

 

9th Annual North American
Passive Hous
e Conference
Bay Area, CA
Sept 10-14th

Tom will present Living Building Challenge and Passive House: “UberHaus,” He will also moderate the "Architects' Hootenanny."
 
     
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