On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, Green Hammer and the owners of Ankeny Row, LLC celebrated the groundbreaking of Ankeny Row.

Ankeny Row groundbreaking

Dr. Wolfgang Feist, the co-originator of the Passive House concept, and founder of the Passivhaus Institut in Germany, joined them in the official “first dig.” Feist encouraged the owners to open their doors to the public and share lessons learned through the process of designing, constructing and living in houses designed to the Passive House standard.

This was a festive and exciting day for the owners of Ankeny Row. Below, Dick Benner – an Ankeny Row owner – gives a welcome speech to those in attendance. To Benner’s left is Dr. Wolfgang Feist and Green Hammer’s Alex Boetzel.