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Passipedia is your Passive House standard encyclopedia. Whether you are just learning about the rigorous Passive House (also known as Passivhaus) standard, or you are a seasoned expert, Passipedia is your best place to find everything you want to learn about Passive House.

Passive House Revolution

If you're a visual learner, the short film Passive House: A Building Revolution is a great way to learn more. The film "takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction and retrofitting in a generation," interviewing notable figures in the Passive House movement such as Wolfgang Feist and Katrin Klinginberg.


We’ve been involved with every type of home construction financing imaginable and understand how to navigate through them all. We are happy to facilitate your home finance needs and connect you to the most effective channels. Whether you are doing a New Construction project, need a Home Renovation loan, plan to refinance, or would like to finance energy and weatherization work, we can help. See below for a list of our favorite options.

Home Energy Improvements

Umpqua Bank offers a wonderful option that allows for more non-energy related work to be financed through their Green Streets Lending products.

Home Renovation Loans

Fund the future value of your Design-Build project as part of the purchase of your new home. Here are our favorite lending partners that do home renovation loans in Portland.

Home Street Bank
Advantis Credit Union

Refinancing or Purchasing an Existing home

We recommend trying our favorite independent mortgage broker Green Mortgage Northwest.

New Home Construction Loans

We recommend a conversation with Umpqua Bank.

Urban Timberworks

Urban Timberworks (UTW) is an awesome shop of fine furniture makers and tree product aficionados. Hand crafting artisan treasures from salvaged urban trees, UTW collects urban felled trees and transforms them into fine furniture and cabinetry. More than just brilliantly repurposing urban felled trees, their poetic and functional creations inspire a spirit of preservation for our natural world.

Earth Advantage Institute

Earth Advantage Institute (EAI) is creating the blueprint for the future of sustainable buildings and communities though education, outreach, and green building certifications and rating systems. We at Green Hammer are big fans of what EAI has accomplished over the years and proud that our founder and CEO, Stephen Aiguier, teaches green building and building science for EAI’s 6 month intensive Sustainable Homes Professional certification course.

International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

A hub of visionary programs and administer of the worlds highest level green building standard (the Living Building ChallengeTM ), ILFI is also the home of our favorite publisher, Ecotone Publishing. Please dig deep into ILFI and all their incredible resources; we hope you love them half as much as we do.

Ecosolutions LLC

For over a decade Ecosolutions has been a global design-build and engineering firm delivering innovative living system technologies to biologically solve waste and purification challenges for communities and the built environment. From bioremediation of oil spills with specialized bacteria to waste water purification through Advanced Wetland Treatment Systems (AWTS), Ecosolutions is proving how nature is our best classroom and ultimate resource to solve our greatest challenges. 

Lincoln Barbour Photography

Wondering who takes the beautiful photography of our projects? We've worked with many talented photographers, and we highly recommend Lincoln Barbour. High quality, professional, artistic shots, and he's a gem to work with.

A-VIBE Web Development

Impressed by our website? The fine folks over at A-VIBE built it from the ground up and keep it running smoothly. Extremely efficient and easy to work with, we suggest you give them a call for web strategy, design and development.

Cultivate, Inc.

Like our logo and website? Seen our brochures and ads around town? Brilliant creative direction comes from Cultivate.


Check out our favorite design and architecture online community, Houzz. This is a great place to browse for ideas and inspiration for your next home renovation or building project!

 houzz interior design ideas

Southern Oregon Real Estate

We recommend trying our favorite Southern Oregon broker Allen Gibson Group.   "We understand that your home is more than a just a house, it’s a lifestyle.  Moving to a new area means leaving behind your familiar community.  We are a great resource in helping you connect to people and places in our local community with similar affinities.  In addition to providing a comprehensive search of all of the luxury homes in Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley, we have an extensive list of reputable service providers - from contractors, architects and plumbers with a proven track record to trusted hair stylists, dentists, schools, and churches."

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