Stonebridge II Passes Major Milestone

A major milestone was met on Phase II of our Stonebridge Senior Living Passive House project in State College, PA.  Our blower door testing, which measures the air tightness of the building envelope and is a key milestone and major pre-requisite in obtaining Passive House certification on a building, was passed this month.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Blower-Door-Interior.pngPassive House certification requirements include a result of less than 0.6 ACH50 (0.6 air changes per hour at 50 pascals of pressure). Stonebridge II easily met the passive house requirements which took a lot of planning and coordination between our project team and the passive house inspector. Kudos to the team!

Passive House is a voluntary construction concept that results in an energy efficient building with a lower ecological footprint. These lower energy buildings are designed to require minimal energy for space heating and cooling while supplying maximum comfort. The achievement of a certified Passive House building is a process that begins with the architectural design and carries through the entire pre-construction and construction phases.

Poole Anderson personnel became Passive House certified in 2019. We look forward to future projects requiring these types of dynamic requirements, where we can utilize this unique expertise.