Free Pre-Design Assessment

The Free Pre-Design Assessment is most beneficial from a project’s earliest conception.  This step is recommended before floor plan layouts and building enclosure assemblies are chosen or fixed.  The freedom to implement intelligent design choices early may save costly revisions to the architectural drawings.

Service includes the following:

  • Review of preliminary architectural drawings (floor plan layouts, elevations, etc.) and verify any potential barriers from implementing an Akira Living super-insulated building enclosure or alternate building enclosure systems.
  • Video conference meeting with the Homeowner, Architect and/or Builder to discuss findings.
  • Present what the Passive House Standard is and discuss the critical components.  End result is receiving verification from the Passive House Institute (PHI) with a plaque to display on the building.
  • Ask questions, discuss design considerations and the construction process to meet the project goals.

Objective is to ensure the project is on path to developing your dream home.  Contact us to schedule your Free Pre-Design Assessment today!

Upon completion of the Free Pre-Design Assessment, we provide a Proposal for a Schematic Design Stage Energy Model to evaluate and optimize the architectural design to help our client make informed decisions.  Learn more about the Schematic Design Stage Energy Model.

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Discomfort is felt when your body radiates heat to colder surfaces around you. This does not happen in a Passive House. Super-insulated building enclosure including high performance windows ensures comfortable interior conditions with no cold surfaces on the walls, floor, or roof. No temperature swings or drafts. The constant interior temperatures provide a new level of comfort – once you experience it you won’t go back.
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system delivering constant fresh filtrated air resulting in better indoor air quality, free of mold and lower levels of carbon dioxide, creating a healthy space to live.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure eliminates nearly all street noise when all windows and doors are closed. So you can get back to Netflix in peace and quiet.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure that’s thermal bridge free with controlled ventilation prevents condensation from forming on interior surfaces. A structure free of condensation damage will ensure an extraordinary service life.
Passive House buildings consume 75% to 90% less heating energy than conventional homes. Save money on your monthly expenses by reducing your energy consumption.
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