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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...awa area. Her fiction and essays have appeared in several Canadian journals and newspapers including The Fiddlehead , The Globe and Mail , and PRISM internation...

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

...and PHIUS (Passive House Institute U.S.) have the same goals at heart, namely creating buildings that achieve a certain energy performance standard. The only wa...

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

...as a similar history - over 40 years ago ago a team of visionaries and construction engineers designed and built a house in Saskatchewan, Canada, that was able ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...assive House heat requirement and had virtually the same on air changes. Passive House is a great initiative, but the targets don’t reflect a Canadian climate o...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...atrick, please tell us about your business and what drives you . PR - I became aware at a very young age of the global environmental challenges we face as a s...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...ay; natural peatlands; building lots that have had fill added. A geotechnical engineer can confirm what type of load a certain soil type can handle. Individua...

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?

...a series of stylish & affordable prefabricated sustainable green kit homes that are able to meet Passive House certification standards in North America and atta...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...ant to note, any home can be planned and built to Passive House standards, but Passive House Certification is mandatory to call a home "Passive House Certified....

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?

...anufacturers, have launched a series of Canadian Manufactured stylish & affordable, prefabricated sustainable green kit homes that are able to meet Passive Hous...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...ab-on-grade home and superior wall drying abilities means that this house will have a longer than average operational life. This will help balance the added 'ca...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...a versatile house ready for easy transformation, universal access, healthy indoor air quality , easy maintenance and comfort, all in one affordable little packa...