A Passive House Primer

KILN is a HIGH-PERFORMANCE APARTMENT handcrafted for elegantly simple, energy-efficient living. Located in Portland’s North Williams neighborhood, KILN is one of the nation’s first mixed-used apartment buildings targeted to receive PASSIVE HOUSE certification.

Put A Blanket On It.

It's Super Insulated.

Passive homes are insulated inside and out to make your home extra cozy.

Blankets courtesy Ink & Peat

LITTLE FIRE.
BIG WARMTH.

MAKE EVERY JOULE MATTER.

Passive homes use as little as one-tenth of the energy of a standard home to heat and cool.

Candles courtesy Ink & Peat

BREATHE IN. BREATHE OUT. REPEAT.

THE HOUSE THAT BREATHES WITH YOU.

At the heart of every passive house is a heat exchanger working round the clock to bring in temperate fresh air and exhale stale air.

Chair courtesy Utopia Woodcrafters

3 IS BETTER THAN 2.

Tightly built with highly efficient triple-paned windows, passive homes keep summer heat out and soak in the low-hanging winter sun.

Glasses courtesy Myoptic

LIKE A CAT.

A RELAXED APPROACH TO SOLAR ENERGY.

Passive homes use a combination of high-tech materials and good building senseto capture warm winter rays and find refuge from hot summer sun.

Terrarium courtesy Floare