Project Profiles

Prescott Passive House

Designed to reduce building energy consumption for heating and cooling by 90 percent by using super-insulation, a virtually airtight building shell, broad southern exposure, and an energy recovery ventilator. Gold Bond® eXP® Interior Extreme® Fire-Shield® Gypsum Panels were installed on the project.
Project

Prescott Passive House

Prescott, KS

Architect

Studio 804 - University of Kansas

Engineer

Norton & Schmidt Consulting Engineers, LLC

North Kansas City, Missouri

Designed to use minimal energy through affordable, passive means, this 1,700-square-foot house in the Prescott, Kansas, neighborhood, is just minutes from downtown Kansas City. To achieve its goal of a 90-percent reduction in heating and cooling costs, strategies including louvers, thermal mass, high-performance windows, super insulation, southern orientation and an airtight building envelope were employed.


Gold Bond® eXP® Interior Extreme® Fire-Shield® Gypsum Panels were installed on the project. In addition to LEED Platinum Certification, Studio 804 achieved Passive House Certification for the project.