The Rennie Residence started with an idea of a building the client really loved but wanted to make her own. This home is set to be a Passive House, using only electric energy it gathers from the solar panels mounted on the roof. It has a super-insulated envelope, including a sheet of insulation under the concrete slab it sits on. The rectangular shape of the house is oriented with the long faces north and south with many south-facing windows to help heat the home through the winter, while passively shading them in the high sun of the summer. The exterior of this home is meant to be very textural and natural.