Cowhorn Vineyard Passive House

Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden Biodynamic Estate Winery and Commercial Farm

Cowhorn Vineyard & Gardens, known for its award­ winning Rhone varieties, as well as owners Barbara and Bill Steele’s deep passion about sustainability in all things.

Jan Fillinger (as Green Hammer’s in-house architect) designed a new residence for the owners that would be aligned with their exceptional standards –meeting Passive House certification.

Built with exceptional precision and utmost quality, this house boasts air-tight construction coupled with super-efficient heat recovery ventilation that guarantees the occupants continuous filtered fresh air; 16″ thick insulated walls, 24″ thick insulated floors and roofs; FSC-certified sustainable wood for all construction and finishes; and highly energy-efficient equipment, lighting, and appliances.

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