Author Archives: Hajo Meijer
The construction of Kaslo Passive House is well under way! The frame is raised and the walls are being build. A huge Thanks to Daphne Hunter for taking these pictures!
This fall Ecocentric Design relocated to Vancouver Island! We’ve moved to Glenora, near Duncan, in the Cowichan Valley, halfway between Nanaimo and Victoria. We’re looking forward to Building Sustainable Dreams on Vancouver Island! Find our updated contact info here.
Here’s a good article clarifying “air tightness’ and ‘breathable construction’ : Is a Passivhaus Building a “Hermetically Sealed” box? – PASSIVHAUS IN PLAIN ENGLISH & MORE.
Introducing Ecocentric Design’s new logo… The turtle is a creature living on land and in water, in harmony with it’s environment. The turtle carries her house on her back, ready to retreat when there is a threat. The turtle is an … Continue reading
Head on over to Whole Earth Summit to listen to some inspiring visionaries! Replays are available at http://wholeearthsummit.org/replay/
Learn about Passive House in 90 seconds with this neat video by the people at http://pinwheelbuilds.com/
At last weeks’ council meeting (Dec 10, 2013), the above redevelopment plan of Water Street has been approved. Curb and paving is set to happen in 2014, walkway and landscaping the next year. Council had asked me to modify option … Continue reading
Recently I had the pleasure to return to a set of stairs I designed about 7 years ago, when I just started out with my own design studio. Then the Cathro family, expecting their first child, wanted to create a … Continue reading
A recent conversation with a fellow dog owner the beach, on one of my morning walks with our puppy Shagga, prompted me to re-post the following ‘Designer’s Open Letter to His Future Clients‘, written by my friend and fellow Kaslovian, Blair … Continue reading