MiPassive House Movies – Overview (large files open new windows or tabs for viewing or downloading)
Beginning through October 2012 (167 MB, 15 minutes): MIpassivehouse a.m4v.mp4
November 2012 through February 2013 (81 MB, 7 minutes): MIpassivehouse b.m4v.mp4
February 2013 through January 2014 (* MB, *minutes): Will be released soon
Movies on related themes: (large files open new windows or tabs for viewing or downloading)
General Principals of Passive Houses & Ann Arbor, MI performance of a Near Passive House Addition (147 MB, 7 minutes): https://app.box.com/s/2mmwqfl5t9pa9c3cqpsa
2013 Overview (In Process)
February 2013: Permanent electrical subpanel mounted and wired into service.
January 2013: North and west sides are partially backfilled; PEX tubing laid in excavation as north and west sides are backfilled.
December 2012: East and south sides backfilled, and house closed-in for winter; 1st floor sub-floor placed, and stored EPS foam blocks form temporary roof-line for winter.
November 2012: Lower level load-bearing interior walls erected; Final GFR concrete applied to lower level.
October 2012: Final basement floor poured; Foam placed for 3rd tier of exterior wall.
September 2012: 3rd tier of exterior wall foam continues to be carved and placed.
August 2012: Basement floor prepped for new concrete; Basement exterior doors added.
July 2012: Unconditioned “basement” space (root cellars) are GFRC coated on outside.
July 2012: Unconditioned “basement” space (root cellars) indoor space ready for GFRC.
June 2012: Uninsulated basement walls (root cellars) erected (still to be GFRC coated).
May 2012: Uninsulated basement wall (root cellars) construction begins.
2011 Overview (Broke ground June, 2011)
December 2011: Winter arrives – outdoor work stops till spring.
November 2011: Start of downstairs 3rd tier / beginning of upstairs exterior walls.
October 2011: Work on 2nd tier of downstairs.
September – October 2011: 1st tier of house exterior / structural walls go up.
August – September 2011: Rainwater cistern test project for use of concrete (GFRC) SIP building construction methodology in Michigan climate.
August 2011: EPS foam insulation with radiant tubing underneath downstairs floor.
July 2011: Excavation completed and foundation slab laid.
June 2011: Building site excavation including water and electric lines.
May 2011: View of house building site before excavating begins.