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The first certified Passive House project in New Mexico, this building represents the manifestation of research in achieving equilibrium between economic and environmental sustainability. A mixed-use infill development containing a residential and professional office space including the NEEDBASED design offices. 

Photos by: Amadeus Leitner

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The open lower living space is anchored by the kitchen and living space to the east. The upper floor program is unified by a circulation core radiating from an open family room. The southern upper bedroom bridges to the office, protecting the main entrance from inclement weather.

Tuned shading to the south allows the residence to eliminate air conditioning while the solar thermal system accounts for nearly all additional space heating needs in the winter. The office program interfaces with the street and delineates public from private program. 

The project sits within the City of Santa Fe’s Historic BACA mixed-use Railyard District and connects to bike trails, city parks, and local shopping and dining.

OFFICE 700 SQUARE FEET

HOUSE 2500 SQUARE FEET

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

CERTIFIED PASSIVE HOUSE

NAHB EMERALD

WOOD FRAME, CELLULOSE INSULATION, OPTIWIN WINDOWS, ZENDAR ERV

SOLAR THERMAL IN FLOOR SPACE HEAT AND DOMESTIC WATER

INHABITAT

FINE HOME BUILDING