The Flexhouse in Portland, Oregon was framed in part to reduce the quantity of lumber while maintaining building strength and allowing for high insulation levels. Triple-paned windows were installed and the building was tightly air-sealed to increase the building’s energy performance. In this video, Darrell Arnold and Geno Faes highlight some of the features of the buidling envelope of the Flexhouse. The house was designed by Michele Jeresek (Architect, Departure Design, www.departure-design.com) and built by JRA Greenbuilding (http://www.jragbc.com/).
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The production of this video is supported by the National Science Foundation under grant No. 1104298.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Video produced by Portland Community College’s (L)OCATE Project and Video Production Unit.
(L)OCATE Project Team:
Todd Sanders (Prinicipal Investigator)
Video Production Team:
Denise Roy– Producer
Michael Annus–Producer, Direction, Camera, Sound