Thesen-Kramer Residence

PROJECT

Project Name: Thesen-Kramer Residence
Completion Date:
2010
Building Type:
SF Residential
Project Description:

The first house in Palo Alto built to the Passive House Standard is known as Project Green Home.
Completed in June 2011, it meets and exceeds the State’s residential 2020 zero net energy
requirements. The owners incorporated the best, cheapest, longest-lasting, safest, most
aesthetically pleasing product and materials available.

Location:
94306 Palo Alto, CA
No. of units:
1
Construction Type:
Stick frame
Construction Cost:


TEAM

Owner:
Sven Thesen & Kate Kramer
Architect/Designer:
Arkin Tilt Architects
Engineer/s:
Dan Johnson
PH Consultant:
Dan Johnson
Contractor:
Joshua Moore
Other:
Miscelaneous:


PREDICTED PERFORMANCE

METRIC VALUES

Treated Floor Area:
2113 ft2
196 m2
Typical Calc. Area:
2492 ft2
Exterior Walls:
18.00 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
0.315 W/m2K
Floor/Slab:
28.00 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
0.203 W/m2K
Roof:
45.00 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
0.126 W/m2K
Overall Window:
4.00 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
1.420 W/m2K
Window Frame:
4.55 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
1.248 W/m2K
Window SHGC:
0.48
0.48 %
Entry Door:
1.00 hr.ft2.ºF/BTU
5.678 W/m2K
Ventilation:
69.00 %
69.00 %
Heating Source:
Electric Heat Pump
Cooling Source:
Electric Heat Pump
Hot Water Source:
Electric Heat Pump
Airtightness:
0.60 ACH50
0.60 ACH50
Green materials:
Annual Heat Demand:
3.94 kBTU/ft².yr
12.43 kWh/m2yr
Heating Load:
3.00 BTU/ft².hr
9.46 W/m2
Primary Energy Value:
27.00 kBTU/ft².yr
85.17 kWh/m2yr


CERTIFICATION

Certification:
0
Issued by: