Passive House Canada / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...Canada recommends ventilating your home to remove mercury gas. LEDs are estimated to last over 20 years in most cases, that along with the reduced operational cost make them a smart choice all around. Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...passive house standard houses see here , to see more details on Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire here or see this Guide about Passive House Certification in North America here , from the EcoHome Green Building G...

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?

...Passive House ready prefab kit home, see many more sustainable home building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusiv...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...Passive House Certification , Net Zero Labelled homes and other certifications that can help make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives . And take a tour of the first LEED V4 Platinum house in Canada

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?

...Passive House ready prefab kit home, see many more sustainable home building tips & guide videos for LEED, Zero Energy & Passive House on the EcoHome YouTube channel here Super-insulated wall assembly, in kit form The prefab high-performance walls of this Passive House & LEED ready home kit are made almost exclusiv...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...house? RS: I am very proud that the house has achieved the LEED Platinum level. This is independent proof of the environmental performance of the house. My children, from the millennial generation, insisted that we make a house for the future. I think we succeeded! E: Can you share any comments on your experience w...

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

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

...Passive House? EcoHome also decided for LEED certification instead of Passive House certification because even though the Edelweiss House’s energy consumption for heat and its level of airtightness are at or near the required levels. “ We met the Passive House heat requirement and had virtually the same on air change...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...Passive House Planning Package), significant thermal mass within the building envelope (slab floor) stabilizes indoor temperatures at desired levels, leading to increased comfort and consequently energy savings. 60% of window and door openings will face south for passive heat gains, where on a 24 hour cycle they end ...

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.

...houses in the world. The Saskatchewan Conservation House is credited as being the catalyst behind the Canadian R-2000 program as well as the PassivHaus program that started in Germany and spread Passive House design across the globe. Here is a presentation Harold recently gave on the Saskatchewan Conservation House...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Passive House: Modeled after the German Passivhaus standard, this certification program deals specifically with home design for passive solar gain, and reducing energy consumption. A certified Passive House is significantly more energy efficient than a conventionally built home. This rating system is pretty much limi...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...passive cooling in the summer months. The interior volume is simple and minimally detailed. The space is differentiated by two elements: the structural steel frames, and an interior birch-clad 'box' that houses all of the functional elements of the house including the kitchen, mechanical equipment, a full bathroom wi...