Arlington Passivhaus

In a speculative house, who could ask for more than a state-of-the-art dwelling within an historically-established and thriving, family-friendly neighborhood? This house, built by Southern Exposure Homes, delivers that and so much more. Located in the Barcroft Neighborhood, and providing over 2,500 sq. ft. of livable floor area within four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, is amenity-loaded, yet versatile. The project nearly meets the stringent Passive House energy standard and features appointments including green rooftop deck, PV-readiness, sustainable interior finishes, electric vehicle hookups, contemporary-designed landscaping, high efficiency appliances, equipment and fixtures. To provide an ultra-efficient building envelope, the design utilizes Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in conjunction with Superior Wall basement construction.

The project has achieved the Gold Certificate for the voluntary Arlington Green Home Choice Award, recognized for its internal comfort, energy efficiency and reduction in water demand.