Passive House cost effectiveness / Guides

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

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

...Passive House standards, but Passive House Certification is mandatory to call a home "Passive House Certified." Allow us to explain... What are the problems of Passive House in North America? The original Passive House certification program originates in Germany and is referred to as PHI - and the parameters of tha...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...Passive House Certified tradespersons and will work with all new Passive House projects as of March 1st 2017. The city is also providing space in city meeting rooms for public Passive House training courses. Regulatory changes to remove barriers: To facilitate Passive House builds and the additional requirements th...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification warm will be a fraction of what most houses use. Within the circle of high performance home construction, an effective R36 wall falls pretty much into what is known as the 'sweet spot' of design, meaning the optimum balance of energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, by investing in insulation instead of heat ...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...Passive heating in solariums - expectations vs reality: The concept and common sales pitch for solariums are just great ; capture the sun's rays to reduce your overall winter heating costs. Their effectiveness in this capacity has been well-documented in moderate climates such as in Europe or even in the milder regio...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...passive’ radon mitigation systems installed when they were built (a simple 4 inch pipe from below the slab to the exterior), though they have limited effectiveness as there is rarely enough stack pressure to draw up radon gas from the soil. They are still good to have, mostly because they can be adapted to include a fa...

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...