Category Archives: Passive House
About a month ago I attended the Passive House Conference in Vancouver where Chris Magwood from the Endeavor Centre presented his research on the impact of materials choice in the building of a Passive House (or any other super insulated … Continue reading
As many green building and conservation professionals agree that ‘the greenest building is the one already standing’, it was a logical choice for these environmentally minded soon-to-be grandparents to convert their old horse barn into a secondary residence for their … Continue reading
‘PassiveHouse is for wimps; the Powerhouse standard is crazy tough. And these Norwegians do it in the dark.’ Powerhouse energy standard = Passive House + Net-Zero Energy, including all embodied energy over the life time of the building! This hotel, … Continue reading
Recently I had the pleasure to see Bjørn Kierulf of Createrra Architects in Slovakia, give a presentation at BUILDEX Vancouver, about Passive Houses built with natural materials. Natural Passive House Driven by the desire to build Passive Houses as natural as possible, … Continue reading
It is my pleasure to announce that I received certification as Passive House Designer today! To receive this Certification I had to pass a stringent test set out by the International Passive House Institute in Germany, covering all aspects of … Continue reading
Kaslo Passive House construction has reached lock-up – the house in enclosed. The walls are up, the roof is on and the doors and windows are installed. The house is weather tight – Let winter come! South facade with lots of windows. South-west … Continue reading
Good news for the energy conservation movement: the Number of certified Passive House square metres has reached one million! Read more in this news release form the International Passive House Institute. Interestingly, this certified Passive House is a retrofitted 1922 … Continue reading
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!
Passive House is sexy! This cheeky video by Plate-forme Maison Passive in Belgium proves it:
Monte Paulsen researches and writes about sustainability for The TyeeÂ and other Canadian publications. He produced some really good reads about Passive House and other sustainable building topics. Read them here.