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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Maine Factory Begins Production of Passive House Buildings

The first components for prefabricated Passive House homes are now rolling out the door of a small factory in Searsmont, Maine, where house building is sailing into the digital age.

Architect Richard Pedranti (left) and Christian Corson (right)

RPA-Ecocor, the joint venture between Ecocor’s Christian Corson and architect Richard Pedranti, launched in June 2016 with 11 model home designs. It’s now producing wall sections for a Passive House that will be erected in the Albany, New York, area later this year.


It’s the beginning of what both Corson and Pedranti hope will be a turning point for high-performance building in the U.S. Houses will be produced in the controlled environment of a factory, much like modular and panelized buildings already are — but in this case they’ll be able to meet the energy-efficiency and airtightness requirements of Passive House construction.

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