Cold Climate Passive House Retrofit in Connecticut
A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC.
This is by no means an exhaustive disection of the construction process, but it gives a good overview of what they did, why they did it, and exactly how it was done.
Thickening the Walls and Roof
Screwing I-joists to the outside of a wall—really—makes a lot more room for insulation on a deep energy retrofit in NW Connecticut
Framing a roof with I-joists over the existing roof makes a ton of room for insulation and offers a short lesson in vapor movement through assemblies
Flashing an In-Betweenie window is a lot like flashing an Innie or an Outie, only it is somewhere in between
With the sill pan flashed, Ben turns to flashing the jambs of a window opening in this passive house retrofit
The final step: center it in the opening, and seal the perimeter