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The Latest Design Trend: “House Hushing”

By: Taylor Mastrota

We are thrilled to announce that Jane Sanders, Henson’s Associate Principal and Director of Sustainability, was mentioned in an article titled “House Hushing: The Latest Design Trend,” on Lloyd Alter’s Carbon Upfront! newsletter. Alter is the author of Living the 1.5 Degree Lifestyle and teaches Sustainable Design at Toronto Metropolitan University. The article contrasted “house hushing” which is an interior design term for decluttering, with “true house hushing”, the acoustic benefits of Passive House. Lloyd used Jane’s Park Slope Passive House as an example. Jane often talks about the comfort benefits of living in a Passive House, especially the quiet, air quality, consistent temperature, and lack of dust and bugs. Henson is currently working on several Passive House retrofit projects, and in all of our projects, we embrace a comprehensive approach to sustainable living.

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