ECOHOUSE CANADA - Fall 2015

SEE A SAMPLE OF THE DIGITAL ISSUE HERE

For the full digital or printed issue, please SUBSCRIBE!

 
Zehnder Ecogenia
Columbia Forest Products
Mitsubishi
Riopel
Euroline Windows

what is passive house?


The world’s most energy-efficient building design explained

A Passive House requires up to 90% less heating or cooling energy than an average building, yet the techniques employed are remarkably simple.  Read more ...


PASSIVE HOUSE


What’s in it for homeowners?

For the environmentally conscious, extremely high energy efficiency and a low carbon footprint may be reason enough to make the next home move or build a Passive House.

Read more ...



COTTONWOOD HOUSE


Passive House passes cold-climate test

The Cottonwood Passive House is one
of the first homes in Alberta built to the
Passive House standard. 
Read more ...

 


PASSIVE HOUSE ON THE LAKE

A modern interpretation in prefab on a difficult site

The objective of the design for this lakeside home was to create a modern interpretation of the Passive House. The clients wanted to meet the Standard without having to
compromise on design.
  Read more ...

THE NORTH PARK PASSIVE HOUSE

First PH MURB on Vancouver Island makes case for affordability

Building the first Passive house on Vancouver
Island, a duplex shared with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condominiums.
  Read more ...

THE SALUS CLEMENTINE PROJECT

A learning experience in thermal bridging solutions

The Salus Clementine development consists of a four-storey apartment building in Ottawa offering 42 single-occupancy units for men and women living with severe mental illness. 

Read more ...

PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN:

An Architect’s Perspective

Too often we equate energy efficiency with
sustainability, overlooking considerations of  form and design. I was interested to explore
how a structure designed to meet the rigorous standards of PH modelling might differ from any other.  Read more ...