• Photo courtesy of Jeremy Bittermann.

Karuna House

Yamhill County, OR

Business Type

Single-family residence


4,860 square feet



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

Progress Report

Achieved 60% better energy efficiency than code
Achieved 40% better potable water efficiency than code

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

Blog Coverage

Karuna House wins national award