In the fall of 2009 I visited this Passive House on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. I didn’t really know much about Passive houses at the time, but I was impressed by one thing in particular. The homeowner opened a window on the first floor and there was no rush of cold air. In fact there was no perceptible air movement at all. This was because The house is very “tight” The air didn’t rush in because there wasn’t anywhere for it to go. I won’t go rambling on about what a passive house is here. Follow the link to my article on the topic, or just Google “passive house” or passivhaus.”
More information about this particular house:
I need some more information about how it has been performing since commissioning. Perhaps the owner will make a comment on this post.
Beyond its Passive house status, the house has many fine recycled details such as these vent covers made from 100 year old soffit: