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Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...energy-efficiency upgrades, cost $150.00 per sq. ft. to construct. The increase in cost to achieve Passive House energy efficiency over Canadian Building Code e...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...recovery unit, and based on his experience building it started a company to make heat recovery ventilation units. A grey water heat recovery unit . This unit ...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Energy: Annual consumption in Primary Energy ≤ 120 kWh per square metre of living space (TFA) Primary Energy: Annual consumption in Primary Energy ≤ 120 kWh p...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...energy loss; zero energy consumption when no hot water is being used; limited upkeep costs; long service life (in excess of 20 years) as compared to tradi...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...energy required for pumping, rain water is really the best thing for your garden. Wells can have minerals that over time will contaminate your soil. If you ar...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...energy, and tightly sealing all cracks. Less obvious, perhaps, is the minimization of “thermal bridges” such as concrete balconies – like those jutting out of m...