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TDS Custom Construction designs and builds net zero and passive homes in Madison, WI that benefit you and our environment.

Sustainable Building & Remodeling

Sustainable Building & Remodeling

Sustainability for your home can mean a lot of things. This blog post breaks it down below into three easily digestible parts: from sustainable remodeling to deep energy retrofits and passive home construction.

Passive House build in Wisconsin with super-insulation, air-tightness, and solar panels to achieve net-zero energy, constructed by TDS Custom Construction. Mud Lake House Update: The Mechanical Systems

Mud Lake House Update: The Mechanical Systems

Follow along for the continuation of this blog series—where we’ll first update you on the mechanical systems (heat and ventilation) that we used for the home, then share some interesting data points on the home’s energy performance.

Roxul installation complete on a passive house built by TDS Custom Construction in McFarland, Wisconsin The Wall and Roof Systems

The Wall and Roof Systems

The walls of this house are 2×8 construction with dense-pack cellulose insulation (R-27), ZIP sheathing for the air barrier and 6” Roxul insulation (R-24) for a total insulation value of R-43.

Passive House The Foundation System

The Foundation System

The foundation for this passive house consists of a slab-on-grade with a thickened perimeter footing that is thermally isolated from the ground by eight inches of high-density, structurally-rated EPS insulation (R-38).

Passive House on Mud Lake

Passive House on Mud Lake

Here at TDS, we have a history of providing remodels and additions to clients that are more durable, environmentally-sensitive and healthy than conventional construction.