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September 2018  Monthly Newsletter  
Video Link to Passive House "Ice Box" Challenge
(714) 328-3115

September 2018  Newsletter
Video Link to Passive House "Ice Box" Challenge

(714) 328-3115

September 27, 2018


Video Link: Passive House "Ice Box" Challenge



This video is a good example of the benefits of a "Passive House" built above the standard building codes.
The video is just a couple minutes long.
As they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

Here is a link to a "Ice Box Challenge" in Canada.
This shows the tangible and most visible illustration of the impact of a High Performance enclosure, as compared to a "Standard" built to code "house".
This experiment was in Vancouver BC, Canada


The difference between the 2 Ice Box tiny houses?
1.  better air sealing
2.  more insulation
3.  triple pane windows

As an appraiser - the more information the Listing Agents can enter into the listings, about the "green / passive house" items (spray foam insulation, thicker walls, sealed attic, separate in/out flow of air),
the reduced cost of heat/air per month/year.  
This is all information we can discuss in our appraisal reports - which equals higher market value.

There are also special finance programs for homes that are "Green/Passive High Performance".
Just another selling tool suggestion for you.


If you have any comments or have sold any homes like these, I'd like to hear from you.

Happy Fall!


 Susan Sauer
(714) 328-3115

Posted by Susan Sauer on September 27th, 2018 5:11 AMLeave a Comment

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