Philadelphia Passive Project Construction Update

This is just a quick update on the Passive House Project which is wrapping up this week. This has, for a variety of reasons, been a hurry up and wait kind of project, and right now we are in final hurry up mode. A crazy amount of stuff is getting wrapped up each day. These are a few pictures I managed to take amidst the work.

The image below shows the birch plywood back-splash wall in the Passive House. The mess in front of the walls is made up of kitchen cabinets and assembly instructions. Those will likely all be installed tomorrow.

Facade Update and Retrospective: The Passive Project


The next picture is the best I could get of the OSB wall in the M&M House. The stairs themselves are still not finished and you can see the temporary treads in the image. Expect better pictures of this beautiful details soon, but this will have to do for now.

Roof Deck and Green Roof Views from the Avant Garage Project


Moving upstairs in the M&M we can see the crew installing the OSB floor in 2×8 sheets. You will also notice the OSB covered half wall on the left side of the picture.

Roof Deck and Green Roof Views from the Avant Garage Project


And finally here is picture of the birch floor in the Passive House. It isn’t a great shot, but it will give you an idea of how the 2×8 sheets go down.


I will be posting again with final pictures next week so stay tuned. Any questions or comments on what you’ve seen here are welcome as long as they don’t mock my photography skills.