Keffer Passive House Pike County, PA
RICHARD PEDRANTI ARCHITECT
Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA) is a full service architecture firm serving the Upper Delaware River Region as well as Philadelphia and New York. Since 1998, we have been creating environments that combine our clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique values with the extraordinary natural landscape of our region. Located in the historic village of Milford, Pennsylvania, RPA specializes in Passive House and high performance buildings putting modern building science to work creating beautiful, healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings.
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Keffer Residence Location
Pike County, PA
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DESCRIPTION The Keffer Residence is Pike County, Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first home designed to meet the Passive House standard. The house is a weekend family retreat for a retired couple from the New York metropolitan area. Located in a historic private forest preserve, the design had to respect the off site views from the road and lake. The site is densely wooded with excellent solar access to free energy and views of a pristine mountain lake DESIGN The exterior is visually quiet and blends into the forested lakeside setting and community aesthetic standards. The interior is a modern, open plan with living spaces facing the lake on the south, and mechanicals systems occupying the north. An outdoor room with fireplace integrates indoor and outdoor living. The surrounding forest is selectively pruned to provide filtered views to the lake, improved solar gain, and to allow natural light and air flow. The new home meets the rigorous Passive House standard ensuring the most comfortable and healthy indoor environment available. A future roof mounted PV solar system will make this home net zero energy.
â&#x20AC;&#x153;It made sense to us to build a house that met the most advanced building and energy standards possible. The design is perfect for enjoying the spectacular forest and lake setting.â&#x20AC;? Lynn and Tom Keffer, homeowners
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