Passive House LA (PHLA+)

PROJECT

Project Name: Passive House LA (PHLA+)
Completion Date:
2019
Building Type:
Single Family Residence Passive House
Project Description:

About Passive House Los Angeles (PHLA+) | Culver City, California

Located in Culver City, a bustling suburb in west Los Angeles, near LAX, Marina Del Rey, the beach cities of Santa Monica, Malibu and close to Beverly Hills, Passive House LA is the first newly built “Certified Passive House” in Los Angeles and among the first Passive Houses built in Southern California.

Passive House LA is a project designed by PARAVANT Architects, and is strategically planned to showcase the back-end technologies and benefits of the “Passive House Standard”, including home health, extremely high efficient energy use, and sustainable building practices. Additionally, Passive house LA is a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Home..

Passive House LA is located on a duplex lot, infill site and is comprised of 1,750 Sq. Ft. of living area with an additional large deck area over the carport. Large windows provide sufficient natural light and a connection between indoor and outdoor living even with this home’s limited footprint. Exterior fully automated venetian blinds reduce UV, heat, and glare, effectively keeping the house cooler and comfortable. The entire building envelope including the windows, wall systems and insulation are combined to produce bottom line, significant energy cost savings not possible with conventional building practices.

The goal of healthy indoor air quality is met by using a highly efficient heat-recovery ventilator (HRV). Water conservation is achieved with a motion-activated hot water delivery system.

A ~5.4kW (5,360 watts) photovoltaic system with a storage battery in combination with a heat pump water heater, makes this home net zero - or possibly plus - energy, reducing the utility bills for a lifetime.

Architect: PARAVANT Architects
CPHC: Sylvia Wallis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC
Engineer: Troyski Engineering
PH: Certiphiers, Tad Everhart, Christina Snyder & team
Marketing: KNB
T-24: Avery Colter, Fard Engineers, Inc
HERS: Dav Camras

 
 

 

 
Location:
90066 Los Angeles, CA
No. of units:
1
Construction Type:
Type-V
Construction Cost:


TEAM

Owner:
Private
Architect/Designer:
Christian Kienapfel, PARAVANT Architects
Engineer/s:
PH Consultant:
Sylvia Wallis
Contractor:
Other:
HERS: Dav Camras
Miscelaneous:
Marketing: KNB


PREDICTED PERFORMANCE

METRIC VALUES

Treated Floor Area:
0 m2
Typical Calc. Area:
Exterior Walls:
0.000 W/m2K
Floor/Slab:
0.000 W/m2K
Roof:
0.000 W/m2K
Overall Window:
Window Frame:
0.000 W/m2K
Window SHGC:
0.00 %
Entry Door:
0 W/m2K
Ventilation:
0.00 %
Heating Source:
Minisplit Heat Pump
Cooling Source:
Minisplit Heat Pump
Hot Water Source:
Heat Pump Water Heater
Airtightness:
0.44 ACH50
0.44 ACH50
Green materials:
Annual Heat Demand:
0.00 kWh/m2yr
Heating Load:
0.00 W/m2
Primary Energy Value:
0.00 kWh/m2yr


CERTIFICATION

Certification:
Issued by:
CertiPHiers