Stevenson School Faculty Housing
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The Stevenson School is an independent school with campuses in Carmel and Pebble Beach, California, serving grades K-8 and 9-12, respectively. The new faculty housing duplex is the first of five that will eventually replace the existing housing along faculty row and double the number of families that can be accommodated on school grounds.
Each 2,400 s.f. duplex has been carefully located to preserve the existing cypress and pine trees native to the area. We designed the units to meet the standards of the Passive House Institute, the highest energy standard for buildings. Rather than relying on “active” systems such as photovoltaics panels, the faculty housing duplexes reduce overall energy consumption by 70% through passive strategies: orientation optimization, air-tight construction, super-insulation, high performance triple-pane windows, reductions in thermal bridging, and heat recovery ventilation units that capture heat from the exhaust air and uses it preheat incoming fresh air. The resulting house is able to maintain remarkably constant interior humidity and temperature levels while with a much smaller ecological footprint.