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Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...PH certification. After the most recent update, the city's building code now recognizes PHPP software (passive house planning package) for energy modelling, meaning builders are no longer required to do a HOT2000 or ASHRAE 90.1 compliant model in addition to the PHPP modelling required for Passive House certification...

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

...PH performance levels but has not been certified. Below is a video of John Hodges describing how this type of double-stud wall system works: Passive House wall assembly design: Both houses* being built by John Hodges have the following double-stud Larsen Truss wall assembly optimized for Passive House, based on...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

How to insulate house walls from the outside Adding extra insulation to the exterior walls of an older home when renovating or remodeling is a great way of improving a home's walls thermal performance and reducing energy use while reducing heating bills, carbon footprint and improving a building's comfort level. It ...

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

...performance: PHPP Specific Space heat demand = 7 kWh / [m2/a] PHPP Primary Energy Demand = 100 kWh / [m2/a] PHPP Heating Load = 7W / m2 Airtightness = 0.2ACH@50Pa [European testing value] 0.18@5Pa [North American value] [ACH stands for Air Changes per Hour. Pa stands for Pascals, measuring the pressure di...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...PHIUS website, but here’s a little snapshot: Passive House certification comparisons between PHIUS & PHI standards in different climate zones * PHIUS and PHI calculate living space somewhat differently. PHI calculates Treated Floor Area (TFA) while PHIUS calculates interior Conditioned Floor...