Tour the Scranton Passive House

Please join us for International Passive House Days

Richard Pedranti Architect is excited to announce we are participating in International Passive House Days to showcase our Scranton Passive House project.  Please join us between 11AM and 2PM on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th for an opportunity to see first-hand the world’s most comfortable and energy efficient building standard.

What:  Join Richard Pedranti Architect, PC (RPA) for a guided tour and educational demonstration of NEPA’s first Passive House.

Where:  1700 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18510

When:  Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th between 11AM and 2PM

Who:  Richard Pedranti – Owner of Richard Pedranti Architect, PC ; Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC); HERS rater; and LEED AP


Scranton Passive House exteriorWhat you will see:

Wall Mock up – the walls are super-insulated and air tight providing exceptional draft free thermal comfort with no cold spots.

Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) – the “lungs” of a Passive House, an HRV is used to supply a constant supply of filtered fresh air while recovering the thermal energy from the exhaust air.

Blower Door Test – determines the overall air-tightness of the building.  A powerful fan is mounted in the exterior door opening depressurizing the house helping to find leaks in the exterior walls.

Advanced Windows & Doors – a key component in Passive House buildings are excellent windows and exterior doors. Air tight and triple insulated, they perform 3 times better than current building codes.

Technical/Design Drawings – detailed drawings show thermal, air, and moisture control creating a healthy, comfortable, and durable building.