Ann Arbor Passive House

Ann Arbor Passive House

" They work in both summertime and winter. They are even performing fantastically right now in February. As we look out the window and it’s snowing, we’re standing in a comfortable 68 degrees."

When Eric and Jo Ann decided to build a new home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they set their sights on building a Passive House as a testament to the benefits of high-performing homes. To meet the stringent PHIUS+ requirements, as well as design a home that could stand up to frigid winter temperatures, the couple selected Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Solutions®. Upon moving in, Eric and his family have been impressed, not only with the system’s comfort but its performance. The home has attained a HERS Index® score of 14, is ENERGY STAR® Certified, EPA Indoor airPLUS certified and is also projected to meet DOE Zero Energy Ready Home status. Download the PDF to read moreYou’ll hear from the homeowner, mechanical contractor, distributor, builder and energy rater.

Ann Arbor Passive House

Project Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Completion Date: February 2019

Project Team

  • Architect: Architectural Resources, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mechanical Contractor: CMR Mechanical, Dexter, Michigan
  • Energy Rater: Building Efficiency Resources (BER), Chicago, Illinois
  • Builder: Adaptive Building Solutions, LLC, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • HVAC Distributor: Comfort Engineering Solutions, Chesterfield Township, Michigan

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed (Per Home)

  • (1) MXZ-4C36NAHZ M-Series H2i® Outdoor Heat Pump
  • (2) MSZ-FHNA Wall-Mounted Indoor Units
  • (2) SEZ-KD12NA Horizontal-Ducted Indoor Units
  • (4) MHK-1 Wall-Mounted Wireless Controllers