• Photo courtesy of Jeremy Bittermann.

Karuna House

Yamhill County, OR

Project Categories

Living Buildings + Net-Zero , LEED Platinum, and Housing + hospitality

Business Type

Single-family residence

Size

4,860 square feet

Architect

Holst Architecture

Owner

Private

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

LEED Platinum

Net-Zero Energy

60

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Minergie-P
  • Passive House
  • Net-Zero Energy
  • LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Achieved 60% energy efficiency
Achieved 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Heat-recovery ventilation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, and radiant floor heating and cooling
  • Onsite wind power generation
  • Expected to use 63% less energy than a home built to the 2009 Oregon Energy Code

Media coverage

Karuna House wins national award

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