WALPOLE, N.H., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bensonwood has launched a new product designed for the growing Passive House industry.
PHlex™ (pronounced "flex") is a new product and concept launched by Bensonwood that provides a cost-effective, precise and high-quality assembly of building panels (walls, floors, and roofs) to achieve customized Passive House performance.
The PHlex panels are designed to meet or exceed Passive House standards, a rigorous standard originally developed in Germany, resulting in superior energy efficiency and an ultra low carbon footprint.
"Our PHlex system adapts to each building's parameters to achieve Passive House performance, including the local climate, the orientation of the home, occupancy, square footage and budget," said Hans Porschitz, COO of Bensonwood and Certified Passive House Builder.
PHlex works by adapting the framing depth, open-built layer, and continuous insulation of the company's standard wall, roof, and floor panels. "Passive House design is not one-size-fits-all," said Porschitz. "Cooling and heating requirements for a particular building depend on where you live, microclimates, floorplans, and many other factors."
The customized PHlex panels are manufactured according to specifications off-site in the building systems facility in Keene, New Hampshire, then bundled and shipped according to the order that they will be assembled on the construction site.
"A team of skilled builders, with the assistance of a crane and/or forklift, construct the weather-tight efficient building shell in a matter of days," explained Porschitz. This efficient production method reduces the onsite waste of building materials and reduces the time it takes to erect the building.
"A general contractor can complete the project with the confidence that the many building envelope details required by Passive House standards have already been addressed," Porschitz continued. "PHlex helps make building to Passive House specifications more realistic, achievable and affordable."
For more information and consultation on Passive House projects, please contact Bensonwood's licensed architects, engineers, Certified Passive House consultant, and builders at 603-756-3600, or visiting the Bensonwood Passive House page at www.Bensonwood.com/passive-house/.
About Bensonwood: For more than 40 years, Bensonwood has delivered uncompromising quality and innovation in fully-custom, high-performance, timberframe, hybrid and mass timber houses, buildings and specialty structures. For more information: www.bensonwood.com
Contact: Sarah Kossayda, Marketing and Communications, Bensonwood, 603-756-3600