Episode 3: How to Insulate a Concrete Slab Foundation

Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters is net-positive, meaning it produces more electricity than it consumes. We accomplished this in part with proper insulation of thermal bridges, or areas where energy typically escapes: slab/foundation, walls, doors, windows, ceiling and roof. To reduce heat transfer, we fully insulated the concrete slab foundation with extruded polystyrene foam. Here’s how it works: For […]

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Episode 2: Sustainable Fly Ash Concrete

Did you know concrete is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions? To reduce the carbon footprint of Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters, we used a concrete foundation made with 28 percent fly ash (coal residue from power plants). Learn more in this video: For more on this project, check out Episode 1: Why Build Green? or […]

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Green Building Episode 1: How a Passive House Can Fight Global Warming

This short film introduces Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series demonstrating how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters in Columbia is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. Solar panels and super insulation make our eco house net-positive, which means that […]

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