New 2 story single family residence Scranton Passive House

1700 Pine Street
PA 18510

New 2 story single family residence Scranton Passive House

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A new 2 story single family residence designed to meet the Passive House standard in Scranton, PA.

Located in downtown Scranton on a sloping vacant lot in the hill section, the house is oriented due south for solar optimization.

The foundation is a concrete slab over 8” of Pennsylvania perlite over 12” of EPS insulation with r value of R-76.
The walls are advanced frame structural 2x4 interior service cavity with 11 7/8” TJI outrigger dense packed with cellulose to 4PSF for an r value of R-62.
The roof is a 30” raised heel truss 24” OC with 24” of loose fill cellulose with an r value of R-86.
The windows and exterior doors are Intus UPVC.
The ventilation is an UltimateAir 200DX with a 9000 BTU Mitsubishi ductless minisplit providing point source heating and cooling.
Air infiltration is currently 0.38ACH@50Pa.

The project began construction in May 2014. Completion is projected in January 2015.

Status: Under Construction

Architect: Richard Pedranti Architect,PC
Structural: Wilson Engineering
Passive House Consultant: Richard Pedranti,AIA CPHC,HERS, PHIUS+, CPHB
Contractor: Ciervo and Sons Renovatinos Inc.


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