MCS House New Ispwitch NH
Our firm was approached by a doctor with a specialty in debilitating multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). He wanted to design a building that would be as neutral as it could be for a person with these sensitivities. He himself suffers from the condition and wanted to build a house for his own family as well as an affordable model building system for people with similar conditions. What we learn from his house will help us to construct a compound of units for the detoxification of his patients. We reviewed a number of building sites around Boston and finally located an ideal spot in New Ipswitch NH. The house will be built to near Passive House standards including prefabricated 10 and 12 inch thick stainless steel clad Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), polished concrete floors, limited electro magnetic field conduction, moisture control, limited fuel for mold growth and materials with very limited off gassing. The house is presently in the design development phase with construction to begin in Winter 2016.