Harold Orr / Guides

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.

...Harold recently gave on the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which he has graciously allowed us to republish. His contributions to the building industry are immeasurable, read his full biography here . The Saskatchewan Conservation House in Retrospect by Harold Orr If you were to wake up today, get in your car ...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...Harold Orr . In 2010, a passive house from Austria was assembled in Whistler for the Olympic Games, however, the Rainbow Duplex designed by Marken Projects marks the first Passive House to be solely constructed in B.C. using primarily local products. Rainbow Duplex Passive House Whistler BC Interior Design, © Mar...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
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Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Harold Orr, designer of the first modern Passive House that worked , who recently won the Order of Canada for his achievements with Passive Solar design , air-tightness for homes and energy-efficient houses . We at EcoHome salute you Mr Orr, thank you! Where & when did "Passive House" start? The Conservation House ...

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

...Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.

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

...Harold Orr, an engineer, and a committee of keeners to design a passive solar house appropriate for the local climate. The result was the world's first Passivhaus - The Saskatchewan Conservation House , which not only incorporated passive heating from the sun, but also many of the elements that make up the current Pass...