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Masonry Fireplace: Its Role In a High-Performance House

One design element in this home is an amazing 13-foot-wide-by-26-foot-tall freestanding masonry fireplace.

The fireplace provides passive thermal mass and is also tied into the ventilation system of house. Here's how it works. 

 


The VISION House Seattle Cascades project brings together the greatest minds in the building industry to redefine what it means to build green homes in today’s marketplace. The home will serve as a simple, replicable application of innovative design, progressive building science, and thoughtful green building that professionals and homeowners can follow throughout the nation.

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