Today Carolina Ready Mix poured the concrete footers. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
Today a 20 mil. vapor barrier was laid in the trenches. The concrete footers will be poured on top. Radon pipes were installed for future venting if necessary, and greywater pipes were stubbed-out in hopes that one day a … Continued
Today, the AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) blocks were delivered. The AAC will be installed at the foundation walls, and act as a thermal break at the edges of the slab. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
Today, JBS Construction came back to dig the footers. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
Asheville, NC–The Nauhaus Group has officially broken ground on its historic prototype home. The Nauhaus Prototype, or NHP, is pushing the envelope for sustainable construction in the US. The design for the NHP boasts a unique combination of energy efficiency, … Continued
Today, Tim and KJ use the Total Station, a digital surveying tool, to locate and mark the footers onsite as we’ve drawn them in the Construction Documents. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction Chronology.
Today, JBS Construction was onsite excavating. The extra dirt will be used to create compressed earthen blocks, which will be used in the floor and some interior walls for thermal mass. Click here to view the entire Nauhaus Prototype Construction … Continued
Tradical®Hemcrete® is an insulation material made from industrial hemp chips (shiv) in a lime-based binder. We are VERY excited about helping to introduce this wonderful material to the US housing market. As a design group that comes out of the … Continued
Passive House certification is perhaps the most rigorous and thorough building energy performance standard in the world. Though thousands of buildings have been built to this standard in Europe, there are less than 10 certified Passive House buildings in the … Continued
Plans for permitting have been submitted for our prototype project, slated to start construction late this spring. We’ve been working on developing a practical approach to carbon neutral, healthy built residential construction for several years. The result is a building … Continued