475 On-Site: Chris Corson on Precision, Efficiency, And The Future Of Building
EcoCor’s Founder talks Passive House, Pro Clima, and his path through high-performance construction
Chris Corson, owner and founder of EcoCor High Performance Building Systems, spoke with us in 2017 about how he developed EcoCor's signature panelized construction techniques and Passive House Institute Certified building assembly. Chris makes the powerful point that even as other industries have made quantum leaps in technology and precision in the past few decades, widely-used construction methods have remained relatively unchanged for nearly a century. By adopting Passive House and advancing computer-aided precision, we integrate new designs into the building sector and dramatically reduce the energy demand associated with buildings - something Corson calls “a responsibility of the profession.” Covering everything from reduced construction waste to sustainable, low-VOC materials, Chris talks about how he steps up to fulfill that responsibility - all while crafting comfortable, safe, high-performance buildings that are meant to last. Thanks to Chris and the whole EcoCor crew for their invaluable efforts building what we wholeheartedly agree is "the absolute best way that a home can be built today."
Today, beyond just a new logo and look, EcoCor’s work continues to evolve and push the limits of high performance building from both an industry standpoint as well as an occupant perspective. In September 2019, we will be sharing an update on what Chris and the gang are up to, as they’ve begun to incorporate GUTEX wood fiber board insulation, and a greater array of Pro Clima airtight system components. Stay on the lookout for our next blog featuring Chris Corson’s approach to working with GUTEX.