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Sonoma Residence

Sonoma Residence Sonoma, CA

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The Passive House concept represents today's highest energy standard. Renovation of an existing residence and construction of a new guest house resulted in Passive House certification for both structures. The project embodies the rural elegance of the Sonoma valley with sheltered spaces for year-round outdoor living. Reclaimed, hand-distressed wooden beams over the main living space accents the large volume of the great room. Materials and technologies were thoughtfully selected to assure energy efficiency. Super-insulation between joists under the wooden floor and a specialized energy recovery ventilator customized to distribute axillary heat and cooling throughout the home's two wings are key contributors to passive house level performance.