First Rhode Island Passive House Pro Tour

4.17.15 Pro Tour
Friday, April 17, 2015

Over 50 builders, students, architects, engineers, contractors and real estate professionals joined NESEA on a Pro Tour of the first Passive House in Rhode Island on Friday, April 17. The tour was hosted by builder Steve DeMetrick, and led by Steve DeMetrick, the architect Steve Baczek, the Passive House rater John Rodenhizer and the Passive House consultant Dan Roy.

The event concluded with a workshop entitled "Demystifying Real Estate Appraisals." Project homeowner and commercial real estate appraiser Brad Hevenor led a frank, honest discussion about teh real estate appraisal process and the state of the high performance building appraisal profession. Learn how to proactively collect the information necessary to get your projects financed, and how to more effectively communicate with appraisers.


Member registration: $25 | Non-member registration: $35

Location: Wakefield, RI

Project Details:

  • Home in the process of PHIUS certification rating

  • This will be the first PHIUS certified Passive House in Rhode Island

  • Market rate construction

  • Builder friendly construction

  • Simple, replicable construction details

  • Promoting high performance building in the real estate and appraisal industry

  • Committed team in all of the above  - architect, builder, homeowner


1:00 PM Meet and check in (University of Rhode Island in Kingston)
1:30 PM Welcome by NESEA, introduction of the hosts, brief overview of the project
1:45 PM Travel to site
2:00 PM Tour of site
3:30 PM

Travel back to meeting point (University of Rhode Island in Kingston)

4:00 PM Reception with light refreshments
4:30 PM

Workshop: Demystifying High Performance Building Appraisals

5:30 PM Event concludes


Thanks to our 2015 Pro Tour Series Sponsor!


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