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21 Dec 2023
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PHIUS Certified Builder Indianapolis

We are proud to announce that our associated partner and Indianapolis builder, WERK | Building Modern, is officially a PHIUS-Certified Builder.

Actually it’s not new news.  In early 2022, Paul Reynolds trained and passed the certification program with flying colors.

Since then, Paul and the team have been working diligently to integrate the new and continuous learning into our client projects.

So if you are interested in the latest news and knowledge about efficient design + build, HAUS and WERK have you covered!

PHIUS Certified Builder (WERK | Building Modern)

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12 Dec 2023
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HERS Rating for Brick Modern

Part of the process of well-designed and constructed homes is validating through a third-party.  We are experts in the design and detailing of homes but testing to ensure it is built well is important.  The Brick Modern House is a completely electric home when it comes to heating and cooling, including water heating.

Post-Construction testing gives the Brick Modern House a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 77 excluding the solar panels.  When accounting for the solar panels, the HERS Rating adjusts to 17!

The third-party energy rater asks us for input so they’re able to form a design baseline and then post-construction they perform a draft test to check for air leaks but also to pressurize the house and determine how tight (or not) the house is.  Contrary to what one might think, your house doesn’t need to breathe.  You, however, do need to breathe.

The approach to get fresh air into a home should be through a designed and measured location, not through random leaks in the exterior of your home.  If you’re interested in learning more about this, we’ll have more information to share under our ‘Topics’ tab.  For the Brick Modern House, we’ll track the energy usage to provide feedback to our energy modeling that we perform through the design process.

Modern Brick House Achieves Certified HERS Rating of 17 - Indianapolis

15 Oct 2023
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Powder Room Custom-Tiled Vanity

Check-out this powder room custom-tiled vanity at Brick Modern House.

We’ve integrated a lot of personal touches into this project that we look forward to sharing.  One such case is the custom-tiled vanity.

The design of the tiled sink meant really digging down into the details to ensure the tiled vanity cabinet was functional, including the drawer.

20 Nov 2022
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Brick Modern House Completion

Brick Modern House, north of Broad Ripple in the Windcombe/Nora area, is substantially complete!

After an almost 12-month construction process that has been progressing alongside the Monon Trail, the Brick Modern House is now prepared to accept our clients for move-in.

HAUS has collaborated with the client from project inception, design concepts, architectural design, interior design, through construction.  Please check-out the project story, as we’ll be adding relevant details about the entire process from beginning-to-end!