Comfortable Urban Living Meets Passive House

Prairie Design Build is proud to offer the first Passive House with Google Fiber in the world, right here in the urban core of Kansas City. The Passive House will offer the lowest maintenance costs and the greatest interior comfort possible. This high performance home is designed to the most energy efficient building standard in the world. When intelligent design, maximum comfortability, lowest energy consumption possible, and modern practical living are your desires, we have your home. Welcome to the Mission Cliffs Passive House project.

Passive House is High Performance

Comfortable and intelligent home design means high performance design at Prairie Design Build. Through the use of an integrated design and construction process, architectural beauty and low energy consumption are paramount. Every design decision is influenced by its impact of practical living, low building maintenance, and interior comfort.

Envelope Performance Specifications

  • Roof R-80
  • Air Leakage <0.6ACH
  • Wall R-42
  • Windows R-7
  • Foundation R-18
  • Slab R-18

Practical Living

The Mission Cliffs Passive House is conveniently located 1 mile west of the KU Medical center. With a Walk Score® of 66, the Mission Cliffs neighborhood is within walking distance of many parks, schools, restaurants, and grocery stores. Downtown, Westport,and the historic Plaza area are all within a short 5 minute drive. Located close to many shops, cafes, bike trails, and public transit, the home is right in the middle of all the Kansas City action.

Low Building Maintenance

Low building maintenance – for life. Passive House design is a stress-free building. Careful design of the exterior shell of the home ensures a long lasting, high performing building. Mechanical systems are small and simple, windows are triple paned, and exterior siding is made of durable fiber cement. The airtight structure with thick amounts of insulation ensures no moisture issues, and a mechanical ventilation system maintains the best indoor air quality possible.

Interior Comfort

The Mission Cliffs Passive House is the most comfortable home on the market. There are no cold drafts blowing through the home, and no cold surfaces by windows or doors. Superior indoor air quality is delivered though a ventilation system to your bedrooms and living spaces. Thick insulation layers, airtight exterior shell, and high performance windows mean a quiet interior space. The interior floor plans are inviting, functional, and entertaining – simply stunning.

Stay tuned for upcoming news, field notes, videos and pictures of the Mission Cliffs Passive House.