On August 23, 2013 Needbased hosted approximately 300 AIA affiliates in a tour of the Balance Project as part of the CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Symposium 2013 held this year in Santa fe. It was interesting to see what people were interested in and how familiar they were with Passive House concepts. I have to say that we had more response and enthusiasm about our cement board siding then we did from Passive House Certification. But, it makes sense, the siding you can see. It is difficult to see the sustainability of these projects. That, perhaps is one of the most fascinating aspects of Passive House building, we are getting to the point where you can’t tell a Passive House apart from other buildings. I can not say that about passive Solar.
By our count, over 1,500 people have gone through the Balance Project on tours of one kind or another.