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Come visit the Maple Bay Passive House during Passive house Days, 2019! The Maple Bay Passive House will be open on Saturday, November 9, 12-4pm. 526 Maple Mountain Rd, Maple Bay, BC Hope to see you there! The house in … Continue reading
Wowza, time is flying! And construction on the Maple Bay Passive House is coming along nicely. The envelope is made airtight with taped 3/4” plywood, Siga Majrex air barrier membrane for the roof, and windows installed. The blower-door test proved … Continue reading
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
‘The numbers don’t lie. To keep global warming at tolerable levels, the building industry has to change—radically and rapidly. That’s the message of a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Global Status Report 2017 sounds a red alert: “near-zero-energy, zero-emissions … 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
This fall I built a new shed for my horse at the house we are renting in the Cowichan Valley. It only took me 4 days and about $700… Stickframe construction is definitely fast and economical! Not as pretty as a … 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
Innotech Windows and Doors featured the Ridge on their blog, including a great photo gallery created by Raven Eye Photography. Check it out here!
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.