Measuring Progress: Interpreting EUI Findings in our Historic Passive Building Renovation

Accurate monitoring and measuring are essential to success in a Passive House project. Data plays a vital role in validating architectural and engineering decisions, confirming the functionality of systems, and identifying areas for potential improvements. After renovating our iconic King’s Block building in New Haven to passive house standards, we started monitoring the Energy Usage…

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How We Renovated Our Historic Building With Passive Building Principles

In June 2023, Patriquin Architects’ principal Karin traveled to San Francisco to give a presentation at the AIA National Conference on Architecture 2023 (or A’23 for short). Titled “Seize the Opportunity of Historic Passive House Retrofits,” the session covered many areas of a renovation we completed on a historic building in Fair Haven, Connecticut, that…

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Patriquin Architects – The Best of 2023

Looking Back on 2023 2023 has been an amazing year for us at Patriquin Architects… exciting events, progress on all levels and growth individually and collectively. We are grateful to have collaborated with amazing clients, engineers and contractors this year, to bring ideas to life. Patriquin Architects is Growing Interns Aurora Perreault & Uzayr Agha…

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Patriquin Architects – The Best of 2022

  Looking Back on 2022 Invigorates Exciting Momentum into 2023 2022 has been a year of amazing growth individually, collectively, and particularly for our clients and partners! We would like to take the opportunity to pause and reflect on the year and share some of our favorite highlights. Patriquin Architects is Growing Welcoming New Members…

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Patriquin Architects – 12 Highlights from 2021

As for many in the construction industry, 2021 was an active year for Patriquin Architects. Projects picked up significant speed after pausing or slowing in 2020; we worked with tenacious contractors to bring construction across the finish line despite pandemic-induced challenges; we reemerged – cautiously – into many professional communities and social events. We have…

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Interesting Insights on Passive House Construction From Two Conferences

Recently members of our team attended and presented at two industry conferences focused on the design and construction of high-performance buildings: PhiusCon, the annual North American Passive House conference hosted by Passive House Institute US, and AIA CT CACX, AIA Connecticut’s annual conference and expo.   In particular, these events addressed Passive House design and…

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How to Use Passive House Principles Successfully in Historic Buildings

As the renovation of our historic 1816 masonry office building, known as the “King’s Block,” nears completion, our firm took the opportunity to put the details of this Passive House retrofit into a presentation that Associate Jeannette Penniman and I were thrilled to give to two recent audiences: An energy-focused group at PhiusCon, the annual…

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