Category Archives: Sustainable Building
Why material choice becomes more important when building energy efficient homes.
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
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Passive House is for wimps : TreeHugger
‘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
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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
Some good reads
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.
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