Green Homes Rising

Just as the aspen trees were turning gold this autumn, Justin Crawford’s neighbors showed up with lawn chairs at his mountain property in Nederland, above the city of Boulder…”

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Kate McDonald
No Compromise With Prefab

Phoenix Haus prefabricates foam-free wall and roof assemblies designed and built to the Passive House standard, and delivers the exterior walls with triple-pane windows and air sealing already installed.

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Kate McDonald
Transforms Passive Houses with Prefab

Kate McDonald has her roots in the story of a true American dream. Her grandfather, Anton Cech, a native of northern Germany, emigrated to the U.S. in 1926 and built a successful company from the ground up with almost nothing to his name. His conviction to pursue his dreams lives on in his children and grandchildren.

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TEDxDetroit. A Building Revolution

October 6th, 2016 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Watch Bill McDonald as he address a packed house at the Fox Theatre, speaking of a Building Revolution and how current technologies, similar to that of the car industry, are available today for the world’s healthiest housing

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Kate McDonald
Firm Constructs the 1st Passive House

Phoenix Haus provides a solution to the high cost, high time and complexity often associated with Passive House. Rather than stacking the odds against Architects, Builders and Consultants, Phoenix Haus set out to continue the pursuit of innovation, add to your toolbox, and helping you return home owners’ peace of mind.

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Kate McDonaldPhoenix Haus
This Detroit co. is making pre-fab cool

Phoenix Haus subscribes to the Passive House approach of high energy efficiency building design and construction. This means that the building envelopes are super insulated, air-tight, consider the angle of the sun, and have high standards of ventilation. By pre-fabricating the components at their Detroit warehouse and then shipping the products to the construction site, Phoenix Haus is able to keep prices down and the technology more attractive.

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Kate McDonald
Flatpack Passive House from Detroit

And now we have Phoenix Haus, a new company manufacturing flatpack prefab Passive Houses in a hundred year old former stamping plant. They are in the process of completing their first project, which has been assembled in Freeland, Michigan, 120 miles to the north of the factory.

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Kate McDonald