ECOHOUSE CANADA - Fall  2013

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All Weather Windows Nadurra
BC Passive House Ontarion Tire Stewardship
Weathershield Wallbar Insulation / Can-Cell Rohler Passive Design
Cascadia Architects Sunpro Enteprises
Duxton Windows Thermapan
Euroline Windows Zender America
Eco-King Heating 5th C Building Solutions
Mitsubishi Electric Unilux
New Society Publishers Thermodrain
Northwin Windows Optiwin
Andrew Peel Passive House Consulting  

Bernhardt house

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Contractor’s interest in high performance begins at home

- Collaboration in design and construction that enables the built environment to be comfortable and attractive while also
being affordable and sustainable.
- Exceptional energy efficiency without
a green cost premium. 
- Thoughtful design and careful construction so the buildings of tomorrow are vastly better than those of the past.

The above are the tenants of the partners of the Bernhardt Passive Home.
 
By Rob Bernhardt

 


RAINBOW HOUSE

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Whistler duplex combines affordability
with high-performance

Nestled among Whistler’s snow-capped
mountains, the Rainbow Passive House was
the first residential project in western Canada to receive Passive House Certification through the international Passive House Institute [PHI]. 

By Lydia Dürfeld

 


A NEW BRUNSWICK FIRST


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Passive House debut scores
95% energy savings

Nestled behind a line of trees in Douglas New Brunswick and overlooking the Saint John River
is the cedar-clad home known as Naugler House. The two-level retirement home, the first Passive House in the province and constructed by the owner’s son Tim Naugler of Southern Exposure Construction Inc., delivers  year-round comfort that a Passive House provides. 

By Win and Tim Naugler


VAPOUR BARRIER IDEAS: Try mounting OSB on the inside

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We are currently in an evolutionary period of home construction. Climate issues, resource depletion and market demand are driving innovation in both product and building technique. The old standby wall recipe of 2x6s, glass fibre insulation and polyethylene saw us through the last few decades, but doesn’t measure up anymore with building codes, nor the trend towards high-performance housing.

By Mike Reynolds

 


WINDOWS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, SO WE DECIDED TO DESIGN ONE

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The last five years have been very interesting in Canada’s construction industry. The Canada Green Building Council with its LEED program paved the road to more environmental-friendly construction, and motivated and educated professionals, as well as clients, to consider the impact of their buildings.

    By Dr Guido Wimmers