Tag Archives: Passive House

Building Passive House with Natural Materials

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

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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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Passive [Solar] House

I have always been an enthusiastic advocate of passive solar design. The concept is so simple: rearrange the building components to maximize the harvesting and storing of solar energy. Do this by moving most of the windows you’re installing to … Continue reading

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Passive House in a nutshell

Passive House is a building concept that is very energy-efficient, requiring such a small amount of heat that it can be heated by mainly passive heat sources, such as incoming sunlight, household appliances and inhabitants. A HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) … Continue reading

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