Issue 02 - Winter 2010

 

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An architect’s answer to “What would you design for your parents?”

A sustainable home should first and foremost be built to last using high-quality materials. Its design must take into account site conditions and take advantage of passive solar design strategies. The walls, roof and windows must work together to provide a high-performance envelope. More





KITSILANO PASSIVE HOUSE 

Character home rebuilt with “passive house” construction delivers big energy performance

While there is a lot of talk about reducing fossil fuel consumption to mitigate climate change, the reality is that conservation measures are roughly proportional to the price that consumers pay for energy. More

 

WINDOWS IN A NUTSHELL

A primer to help choose what to buy

In our very seasonal Canadian climate, home designers, builders and homeowners have to balance the desire for large windows that give style, views and natural light with the need to conserve energy. This article reviews the essential things to consider in choosing and sizing windows for a new home, or replacing old windows. More


 

LEED CANADA FOR HOMES

The Builder’s Perspective … and what the homeowner should know about the new green home rating system

In Issue 1 of SABHomes, we provided an overview of the new LEED Canada for Homes rating system for single family homes and multifamily homes up to three stories. In this article we will describe what builders and homeowners can expect when embarking on a LEED Canada for Homes project.  More

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