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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

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Laminate Kitchen countertops can be beautiful & green too - Counter by Formica
Kitchens

Choosing green kitchen countertops for sustainable homes Including LEED v4 & Passive House PHIUS+ certified

...PHIUS+ certification or LEED v4 certification standards, not just for the look, but also for the material composition, durability & sustainability. Recycled quartz kitchen counters The Dekton® counter is a ground-up mix of glass, porcelain and quartz heated to over 1,000 degrees Celsius and compressed underneath 25...

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

...PHIUS , as we are, the process also entails a whole raft of energy modeling and calculations, and requires assembling a dedicated team of collaborators for the design and build, including the guidance of a PHIUS consultant. Why build a Passive House? Have you ever walked past someone sitting in their parked (but ru...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...PHIUS & PHI certification for Passive House see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

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

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

...PHIUS & PHI certification for Passive House see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...PHIUS & PHI certification for Passive House see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource First published by our print affiliate Ecohouse Magazine. The author, Rob Bernhardt, is with Bernhardt Contracting in Victoria.

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...PHIUS+ and Zero Energy Ready Home standards across the US and Canada, supported by higher performance building code requirements, the emphasis is now changing in construction to embrace the whole carbon footprint and to choose better construction materials and processes as part of a holistic approach to Zero-Carbon bui...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...PHIUS standards , LEED or Net Zero Homes is knowing your climate zone. Just as we need to wear different outfits in different climates, homes need to be properly designed to meet the temperatures, humidity levels and extreme weather events of their specific climates as well. How are climate zones divided in USA & Can...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...PHIUS+ have started to take water efficiencies into account. Expect this to further develop in 2020 in the US and Canada, with stand-alone and consumer friendly greywater treatment products like Hydraloop gray water treatment system coming to the market having won a CES Innovation Award in 2020 . 7. Virtual/ Augmente...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

Homes heated by the sun's free heat! Passive Solar Houses are aptly named because there are no wires, panels or batteries and nothing to break down. It's just about design, and it isn't a new concept. Humans around the globe have been incorporating passive solar design features into their homes for thousands of year...

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

Larson truss wall systems for new green home building & renovations for max wall insulation A Larsen Truss is a type of lightweight & non structural double-stud wall assembly that allows for thicker insulation, is ideal for dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems and a very high R-value building envelope with...