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Pure House Opens in Westport

Apr 03, 2015 12:57AM

Douglas McDonald

The Pure House President and Founder Douglas Mcdonald’s newest high performance, comfort-driven luxury house is currently being finished in Westport and was opened for tours on March 10. The Pure House implements Passive House performance construction criteria, which was established in Germany in 1990. Passive House is a global energy performance standard that uses energy calculation and high material standards for high performance dwellings.

The Pure House is made of 100 percent pure construction and is estimated to utilize 90 percent less energy than a traditional home. Homes are built with toxin-free building materials – such as flooring, paints, sealants, kitchen cabinets and structural necessities – that are not designated as harmful. Space heating and cooling demand, primary energy demand, airtightness and thermal demand are regulated through a series of applications that include thermal window and door insulation, a fresh air exchange system, whole house water filtration and chemical-free practices.

“The Pure House is born from the same concept that supports the farm-to-table movement, and the reason why people shop at local farmers’ markets,” states Mcdonald. “The mindset is applied to the construction of new homes; the benefits are the same that one has when choosing organic foods.”

The house under construction in Westport is currently on the market for sale.

For more information, visit Follow The Pure House project online at