Architect: Duncan Wisniewski Architecture
Owner: Cathedral Square Corporation
Location: Milton, Vermont
Elm Place is built to the Passive House Standard. This brought energy costs down significantly—65% less than the same building built to code minimums. These key features allowed us to lower our energy use: increased shell insulation, robust air sealing, low u-factor windows and balanced ventilation with heat recovery. The benefits of Passive House (improved indoor air quality, lower energy consumption, increased thermal comfort) are critical for all new buildings, but especially for seniors.