Full Plane Passive House

An exterior image of the Full Plane passive house.
The units are mounted on the upper wall and are very quiet, and the temperatures feel even, not like a dry heat blowing around.

When Lisa Whitridge was planning her new home, she aimed high on the sustainability scale. That meant not just meeting the rigorous Passive House standards, but achieving net-zero energy, waste and water. Her home, the Full Plane Passive House, is resultantly a marvel of engineering. One element of that marvel is a ductless cooling and heating system from Mitsubishi Electric, which keeps Whitridge’s energy usage low and her comfort high. Download the PDF below to read more. You’ll hear from the owner, mechanical engineer and builder, and see a photo of the home. 

Full Plane Passive House 

Project Location: Portland, Oregon
Completion Date: August 2012 

Project Team 

  • Owner: Lisa Whitridge
  • Architect: Departure, Portland, Oregon
  • Builder: JRA Green Building, Portland, Oregon
  • Mechanical Engineer: Imagine Energy, Portland, Oregon
  • HVAC Contractor: Gensco, Portland, Ore. 

Mitsubishi Electric Equipment Installed

  • (1) MXZ-2B20A M-Series Outdoor Unit 
  • (2) MSZ-FE09NA Wall-mounted Indoor Units

Product Category
Ductless Systems
Home Residence
Completion Date
August, 2012
Case Study Type
For Homeowners
Text Box Type
key terms
energy savings/rebates/efficiency
passive house
simultaneous cooing & heating

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