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Tour NJ's first certified Passive House - Blower door test

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Martin G. and Darren M.



Now is the perfect time to see this Passive House project before all the walls are closed. All of the mechanicals (mini-splits, erv, plumbing-dhw manifold, electric) are in, half of the water resistant barrier is up while the other half allows you to see the Larsen trusses.

Designed by River Architects ( Certified Passive House Consultant and builder Darren Macri of Bleu Nest (

At 2pm, Darren Macri will perform a blower door test, to measure the amount of leakage of the building. Please come before 2pm if you want to participate to the blower door testing.

And if you can't attend please watch the event broadcast live on PERISCOPE search for bleunest

ABOUT Darren Macri and his project:

Darren Macri, CEO and Founder at Bleu Nest (; Certified Passive House Tradesperson + Consultant, LEED AP and High Performance Home Expert.

With 10 years in the homebuilding/renovating field and armed with a BFA from NYU Tisch, Darren Macri commands his artful eye and his forward thinking practical building knowledge to help liberate people from the ‘traditional home building standard’ by injecting High Performance Passive House know-how into his projects and out into the world so that we may all BUILD BETTER.

Builder of New Jersey’s First Internationally Certified Passive House in the quaint town of Ramsey, he commissioned River Architects ( to design a modern take on the classic American farmhouse. River Architects sets fun, modern, geometric volumes around the pure gabled roof. These playful forms provide various gathering spaces that are central to a family's life as well as the quiet contemplative spaces for work and creativity. The house represents the family's core commitment to sustainable living where food is grown in their organic garden, meals are created and shared together, and lessons in social and environmental responsibility are a part of everyday living. The high level of performance and optimized comfort that will be delivered in this home is only possible through the rigorous Passive House Standard (

105 West Oak Street · Ramsey, NJ