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, April 21, 2015

Blower Door Success!

Congratulations to Jesse Heilig, our Site Supervisor / Project Manager, for obliterating his target of 354 cfm @ 50-pascals of air leakage (depressurization) prior to insulation stage. He measured at 148 cfm, that represents just over 0.25 ACH (Air Changed Per Hour) and our max threshold for Passive House is 0.6 ACH. We bet there isn't better air sealed home in all of San Diego County. Even for Passive House, this is an extraordinary outcome.   Thanks go  to one of our Project Partners, Prosoco, for providing us their R-Guard system for air-sealing the envelope.

On to insulation installation today!  And assuring nobody drills a hole in our envelope and messes up our future blower door test results.

The Record of Proof
AGB New Champion and Record Holder

Jesse setting up the Blower Door
Some Envelope Penetrations utilizing Prosoco R-Guard System

Current Photo at Casa Aguila
The Insulation Truck Arrival

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Jessie! You have bragging rights! I'm glad you got to this point from February when you hosted my PHIUS+ class to tour.