In this episode, Cherise is joined by Wayne Turett, RA, LEED Green Associate, Principal and Founder of  The Turett Collaborative or “TTC” in New York City. Wayne shares his experience designing, managing the construction, and living in his own passive house.

After three-years of researching, sketching and planning, Wayne decided to embark upon the mission of creating and living in a Passive Home. His dream was realized as a highly energy efficient home that fuses his modern aesthetic with an historic barn exterior, more in keeping with the village of Greenport, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. To see project photos and details discussed, visit

This project has unique challenges and opportunities – the initial modern aesthetic had to be redesigned after finding out there were historic district regulations, managing the construction process reduced cost and provided greater understanding of the process to advise future clients, local contractor’s lack of familiarity with passive house construction methods and materials added complexity to the construction and management process, and much more.

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