Passive home

 
Harold Orr, one of the early innovators of high performance home design.
Harold Orr introduced us to some of the most essential components of durable and energy efficient homes. Here is a look back at the house he designed that revolutionized the housing industry. While developing pages on passive heating and cooling for Ecohome, we were in contact with...
Passive solar home design
With a southern orientation and well placed windows, passive solar homes can reduce heating requirements by an easy 25% without adding any cost. Passive solar is so aptly named because there are no wires, panels or batteries and nothing to break down. It's just about design, and it...
What is Net Zero Heat? The term Net Zero Heat is defined by building specifically to an individual climate so that all the heat required to keep a building warm is provided by the sun. All cold climate homes need some source of heat to maintain a livable temperature in winter. How much heat...
B.C.’s First Passive House
The first home in British Columbia to meet international Passive House Standards will also double as affordable housing for Whistler families, proving that building energy efficient homes can be affordable. The passive solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar...