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Soeder Passive House Bechtelsville, 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 client’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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Soeder Residence Location

Bechtelville, PA

Size

2,600 sqft

Photogropher

Rick Wright Photography

DESCRIPTION The Soeder Residence is central Pennsylvania’s first house designed to meet the rigorous Passive House standard. The sloping site is in an open field with pastoral views to the south. The owners wanted a home for retirement and pursuing lifelong projects and hobbies. DESIGN Separated into three parts, house / garage / shop, the elements are composed around a historic Pennsylvania limekiln to the west and a mountain view to the east. The forms are simple and rustic recalling the agricultural farms throughout the region. The house has an open kitchen, dining, and living space to the south with master suite to the east and service spaces to the north. The second floor is bedrooms, storage, and workspace. The shop is a 2-story barn structure with open plan to facilitate a variety of projects including car restoration, boat building, as well as wood and metal fabrication.


“My wife and I wanted to build a new home that would suit us now and into retirement. I also wanted to achieve a high level of sustainability and take advantage of the latest building technology. Richard provided a clear path to meet these challenging goals and designed a home that fits perfectly in the rustic rural Pennsylvania landscape.� Shawn Soeder, engineer and homeowner 5


SPH-DATA

SOEDER PASSIVE HOUSE THE SOEDER PASSIVE HOUSE IS BERKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA'S FIRST CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE AND PRECERTIFIED WITH THE PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE US.

HERS RATING AND AIR TIGHTNESS $800

PROJECT INFORMATION BECHTELSVILLE, PA

SIZE

2,600 SQFT

CLIMATE ZONE

5 / 6 COLD

HERS CONSTRUCTION

30 COMPLETE 2016

EXTRA COST FOR PH

$16/SQFT

MODELING TOOLS

PHPP / REMRATE

PV TO NET ZERO

6KW TO 8KW

PLUG LOADS 10%

4.75 KBTU/(FT2YR)

HEAT LOAD

2.84 BTU/(FT2HR)

PRIMARY ENERGY

34.5 KBTU/(FT2YR)

AIR TIGHTNESS

0.10ACH@50Pa

TREATED FLOOR AREA

2,440 SQFT

HOT WATER

17%

$500 $400 PASSIVE HOUSE

TYPICAL HOUSE

$

$$$

$1,406 YR $117 MO $3.90 DAY

$2,800 YR $233 MO $7.76 DAY

$300 $99 $159

PASSIVE HOUSE ENERGY CRITERIA

COOLING 6%

67%

$600

$200

ANNUAL HEAT DEMAND

HEATING

$700

COST PER YEAR

LOCATION

$862

$100 $0

$117 HEATING

COOLING

HOT WATER

PLUG LOADS

OPERATING EXPENSE

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS FLOOR

R=42

CRAWL SPACE

WALLS

R=60

2X4 WALL PLUS TJI

ROOF

R=100

ENERGY TRUSS

WINDOWS

R=7

INTUS EFORTE

512 N

933

VENTILATION

ZEHNDER ERV

HEATING AND COOLING

MITSUBISHI ASHP

DOMENSTIC HOT WATER

GE HWHP

2780

ENVELOPE AREA TO TFA

3

SURFACE AREA TO VOLUME

32

ENVELOPE AREA TO GLAZING

14%

SOUTH GLAZING

51%

ENCLOSURE R VALUE

38.5

KBTU/YR

KBTU/YR

1724

NORTH

EAST WEST

EAST WEST 4587

RPA PASSIVE HOUSE MORPHOLOGY

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9,876

NORTH 423

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

10,011

1576

SOUTH

SOUTH

7352 LOSSES

GAINS

GLAZING SOLAR GAINS AND LOSSES BY ORIENTATION COPYRIGHT 2015 RICHARD PEDRANTI ARCHITECT


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