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The World's First Passive House Cidery

Catskills, NY

Based on a traditional banked barn concept common to the New York State’s Catskill region, this building is more than just the public face for a local organic orchard cidery. It is at the heart of the owner’s community revitalization and sustainable agriculture business philosophy and doubles as a production center and tasting/event space.

According to the architect, Seminary Hill Orchard Cidery is the first ever passive house certified building of its kind among all cideries, breweries, and wineries in the world and recently won a Northeastern US regional Planet Positive award. The open truss frame is reinforced with steel connections featuring our high-performance enclosure system to comprise the efficient shell surrounding the space.

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