Casa Aguila will arguably be the most advanced home ever built in San Diego County, looking to achieve many firsts for our region. It will be San Diego's first Certified Passive House, seek the County's first onsite wastewater treatment permit, seek the County's first permit to utilize all collected rainwater for all indoor water use, and strive for eventual grid-disconnection through utilization of battery power, Solar PV, and a 45-foot wind turbine (the blades alone are 17 feet tall!).

The project is located in Ramona, CA and is named for the Golden Eagles which frequently fly over the property.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sunday's Passive House Tour

On Sunday, the Passive House Alliance of San Diego hosted a tour of Casa Aguila for the attendees of Saturday’s PHIUS + Rater Training. What a beautiful day and a great turnout of interesting and insightful individuals! Thanks to all who came out for making the event a success.
If you’re interested in Passive House principles and want to join the movement, consider joining the San Diego Passive House MeetUp Group. It’s free to attend and they hold monthly meetings along with occasional tours and events like the one on Sunday!
Site supervisor Jesse Heilig talking about the Prosoco liquid membrane

AGB cofounder Rich Williams talking to the group

The poured-in-place concrete walls turned out great! We pressed wood into
the walls to give it a natural effect.