Almost Passive House / Guides

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...Passive House construction: We recently visited John Hodges in Perth, Ontario, Canada, where he is building two homes; one for himself and his wife and, right next door, one for his daughter’s family. One house will be Passive House Certified, the other will be a ‘Nearly Passive House’ or ‘Almost Passive House ’ as b...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...house that uses next to no energy. Passive House framing details © Construction Rocket Inc. PHI vs. PHIUS Passive House Certification PHI (Germany’s Passive House Institute) and PHIUS (Passive House Institute U.S.) have the same goals at heart, namely creating buildings that achieve a certain energy performan...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Passive House Institute) and PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) and for Canada there is Passive House Canada and the Canadian Passive House Institute . This guide aims to describe the origins of Passive House certification , which can be accredited to a very futuristic Passive Solar heating design home built in the 197...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...House - about a 100 years too late. Now that you know the origins of the global Passive House movement be sure to Read: A review of the Conservation House by its designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...passive cooling in the summer months. The interior volume is simple and minimally detailed. The space is differentiated by two elements: the structural steel frames, and an interior birch-clad 'box' that houses all of the functional elements of the house including the kitchen, mechanical equipment, a full bathroom wi...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...passive house standard houses see here , to see more details on Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire here or see this Guide about Passive House Certification in North America here , from the EcoHome Green Building G...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Passive House ready prefab kit home, see many more sustainable home building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusiv...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...almost always heating , so reducing heat requirements is the best way to reduce operational costs. *We say almost always, but as an example, the Ecohome Edelweiss House uses less energy for heat than most homes use for domestic hot water. Learn about the efficient heating strategies here. A house with 60% of its wi...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Passive House ready prefab kit home, see many more sustainable home building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusiv...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab homes This architect-designed home has a contemporary, modern and minimalist-style with an open-concept floorplan that includes large windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating costs when oriented for passive solar heat gain . Some kit houses we feature are Pa...