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Kaslo Passive House Construction II

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

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Horse Shed #2

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

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One million certified Passive House square metres!

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

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The Ridge featured with Innotech W&D

Innotech Windows and Doors featured the Ridge on their blog, including a great photo gallery created by Raven Eye Photography. Check it out here!

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Ecocentric Design moved to Vancouver Island

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.

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Is a Passivhaus Building a “Hermetically Sealed” box?

Here’s a good article clarifying “air tightness’ and ‘breathable construction’ : Is a Passivhaus Building a “Hermetically Sealed” box? – PASSIVHAUS IN PLAIN ENGLISH & MORE.

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New Logo

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

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Whole Earth Summit

Head on over to Whole Earth Summit to listen to some inspiring visionaries! Replays are available at http://wholeearthsummit.org/replay/

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Passive House in 90 sec.

Learn about Passive House in 90 seconds with this neat video by the people at http://pinwheelbuilds.com/

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Why you want to pay premium for design.

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

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