The Windy Hill II construction project was Mowery’s first “Passive House” project, which provides for an extremely air-tight, highly efficient building. The concept of “Passive House” is simple: The more airtight the building, the less the HVAC system must work, the lower the monthly energy bill. This apartment building house 48-units. Each floor of these units includes activity rooms and laundry facilities as well as the first floor contains a cafeteria.
Through close attention to detail, Mowery was able to follow the design flawlessly and execute to the degree that all of Mowery’s clients have come to expect. PHIUS, Passive House Institute of United States, performed several air-leakage tests of the building and was shocked to see Windy Hill’s results as the lowest ever seen by the PHIUS organization. A truly remarkable feat.