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Basement Waterproofing at King's Hill Historic Home Remodel
Publication Date: September, 2016
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the water management strategies used when remodeling a basement.

EPS Foam Insulation | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: December, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the EPS foam insulation used on the floor of a passive house.

Glasswood Commercial Passive House Retrofit: Air Barrier
Publication Date: April, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the air barrier installed in a passive house.

Hillside House Green Roof
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the components of a green roof.

Installing European Passive House Windows #001: Window Intro
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #002: Rough Opening Prep
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to prep the rough opening for installation of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #003: Sash Removal
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to remove the sash of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #004: Installing & Adjusting Sash
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install and adjust the sash of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #005: Interior Air Sealing
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to air seal the interior of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #006: Exterior Over-Insulating
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to insulate the exterior of European passive house windows. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #007: Tilt Slide Doors
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house tilt slide doors. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Installing European Passive House Windows #008: Balcony Doors
Publication Date: March, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to install European passive house balcony doors. This video is part of an eight-video series by Hammer & Hand.

Karuna Passive House Air-To-Water Heat Pump
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the air-to-water heat pump and radiant floor system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Blower Door Test
Publication Date: September, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to conduct a blower door test in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Domestic Hot Water System
Publication Date: June, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the domestic hot water system installed in a passive house.  

Karuna Passive House Exterior Shading System Pt 1
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior shading system in a passive house. This video is part of a two-video series by Hammer and Hand.

Karuna Passive House Exterior Shading System Pt 2
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the exterior shading system in a passive house. This video is part of a two-video series by Hammer and Hand.

Karuna Passive House High-Density Cellulose
Publication Date: October, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the high-density cellulose insulation installed in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House HRV Supply Register
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Rainscreen System
Publication Date: October, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the rain screen system installed in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Ventilation System
Publication Date: May, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system in a passive house.

Karuna Passive House Window Installation Demonstration
Publication Date: September, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video demonstrating a window installation in a passive house.

Loyal Heights Home Addition Video #002: Framing Details
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the framing details of a home addition.

Madrona Passive House | CO2 Fired Heat Pump
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the CO2-fired heat pump installed in a passive house.

Madrona Passive House | Solar PV Array
Publication Date: June, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the solar PV system on a passive house.

Madrona Passive House | Ventilated Rainscreen System
Publication Date: May, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the ventilated rainscreen system installed on a passive house.

Madrona PH Window Installation | Seattle, WA
Publication Date: February, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video demonstrating a window installation in a passive house.

Passive House Basement Foundation Walls: Karuna Video #3
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the details of the basement foundation walls in a passive house.

Passive House Basement Thermal Breaks: Karuna Video #4
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the thermal breaks in a passive house basement.

Passive House Foundation Footings: Karuna Video #2
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the foundation footings in a passive house.

Passive House Foundation Wall and Drainage: Karuna Video #5
Publication Date: January, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the foundation wall and drainage system in a passive house.

Passive House Geofoam Foundation Installation: Karuna Video #1
Publication Date: October, 2011
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video showing the installation of a foundation in a passive house.

Passive House Underslab Foam & Vapor Barrier: Karuna Video #6
Publication Date: February, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the under slab and vapor barrier used on a passive house.

Passive House Wall Assembly Mock | Hammer & Hand
Publication Date: March, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video showing a mock wall assembly used in Hammer and Hand’s passive houses.  

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #004: Wall Assembly
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall assembly of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #005: Air Sealing
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video explaining how to air seal the air barrier of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House video #006: Insulation Details
Publication Date: December, 2012
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the EPS foam used to insulate the exterior of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #007: Wall-To-Roof Air Barrier Details
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-roof air barrier details of a passive house. 

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #009: Wall-To-Roof Air Barrier (Part II)
Publication Date: December, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-roof air barrier details of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #010: Attic Truss Details
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the attic truss details in a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #012: Interior Attic Air Barrier
Publication Date: January, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the interior attic air barrier details in a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #016: Larsen Truss With Vapor Permeable Agepan
Publication Date: April, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the larsen truss with vapor permeable agepan installed on a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #017: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. I
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #018: Mechanical Ventilation System Pt. II
Publication Date: August, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the mechanical ventilation system of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #13: Completed Wall-to-Attic Air Barrier Details
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the wall-to-attic air barrier details of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #14: Plumbing Details
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video discussing the plumbing details in the exterior walls of a passive house.

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House Video #15: Window Install Prep & Air Sealing
Publication Date: February, 2013
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing how to prep and air seal the wall cavity for window installation.

ROXUL Mineral Wool | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: February, 2015
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the installation of mineral wool monolithic exterior insulation.

Six Corners Modern | High Performance Building Details
Publication Date: November, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video describing the high-performance building details of a new home construction project.

Structural Foundation Slab | Madrona Passive House
Publication Date: October, 2014
Courtesy Of: Hammer and Hand

Video explaining the structural foundation slab in a passive house.

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