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 o...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...Passive House Standards here, look into the specifics of Passive House certification in North America here , read about the first Passive House in Alberta here ...

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

...house bright with very little energy use. Off grid passive solar home side elevation © Craig Anderson Passive solar desi...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...Passive House Standard of construction is better than code . We love it, warts and all, because if a home is built to Passive House standard then it's going to ...

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

...cost per sqft is much lower with special offers on Solariums. Just think about it - who doesn’t dream of living in a bright house that invites in the warm ray...

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 effectiven...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...house involves two experts: an architect and a builder. In a Passive House you need a third: a certified Passive House designer, who uses a computer model to de...