Front elevation detail with redwood trim

PH01:BRK

Passive House 01, Brookings SD

PH01:BRK is a student and faculty designed certified PHIUS+ passive house, the first in a self-sustaining program for research, teaching, and development. The house is a 2000sf, 3BR scheme, sited in an established and walkable neighborhood. It is the first of its kind in many regards: the first custom passive and net-zero house in South Dakota, first to utilize solar PV (planned installation spring 2019) in Brookings, and the first example of new infill housing development in Brookings. Collaboration with SDSU Electrical Engineering, the SD Housing Development Authority, and many industry partners continues.

Student involvement occurs in the house design, fabrication of components and mock-ups, energy modeling, site research, and a host of professional and performative tasks. The project has also unveiled possibilities for community engagement, outreach, and new approaches for the regional home building industry.

The South Dakota Passive Housing Initiative is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Economic Development. It integrates the professional architecture curriculum with hands-on design, construction, evaluation and scholarship using Passive Housing technologies and certification strategies. This ongoing program has completed the first design and construction cycle with PH01:BRK, and design on the second house was completed in Fall 2018. Additional opportunities for development in Brookings and at SDSU have also presented themselves. 

Performance monitoring will track all energy usage and generation, interior environment, utility costs, and more. Construction industry research will track and compare material and labor costs, with future projects designed for affordability and using alternative, pre-fabricated envelope systems. 

Project faculty: Charles MacBride, Robert Arlt. Student team: Anthony Dyk, Blake Foxley, Emily Hamer, Ethan Millar, Emily Nelsen, Beau Prest, Spencer Sommers.

 Front elevation detail with redwood trim

Front elevation detail with redwood trim

 Third Avenue Elevation

Third Avenue Elevation

 Interior view

Interior view

 Exploded plans

Exploded plans

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 Working envelope details and specifications

Working envelope details and specifications

 Working framing and envelope models

Working framing and envelope models

 Student fabrication and construction views

Student fabrication and construction views

 Location plan, Brookings SD

Location plan, Brookings SD

 SE view, nearing completion

SE view, nearing completion

 NE view, nearing completion

NE view, nearing completion