Riva Ridge Residence

Jackson, WY
New single-family home

Incorporating Passive House principles

Spectacularly sited high above the Jackson Hole valley floor with direct views to the Teton range, this home and writer's studio are incorporating thick double-stud walls, insulated rammed earth wall accents, triple-pane windows, heat recovery ventilation, and numerous other high-performance and green features. The original goal of getting to Passive House levels of performance in this 10,000 heating-degree-day climate will not be met, but heat demands are expected to be at least 60% less than code level. The project is currently on hold.