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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

...Passive House Institute) and PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) and for Canada there is Passive House Canada and the Canadian Passive House Institute . This gui...

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

...Passive House framing details © Construction Rocket Inc. PHI vs. PHIUS Passive House Certification PHI (Germany’s Passive House Institute) and PHIUS (Pass...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...Passive House. Buildings certified to Passive House require up to 90% less heating and cooling energy than an average building. The Bella Bella project was se...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...house designed under our Passive Solar Index (PSI) program won "Most Resilient House" in the 2013 Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards. The Kenogami House is ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...house. Typically a certified Passive House would be expected to operate approximately 90% more efficiently than a house built to code. That is pretty close to a...

Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...house in the United States with an active solar heating system was built In 1939 on the MIT campus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and sat on top of a ...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire. Wha...

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

...Passive House and Zero Net Energy , though the trend was led by improving building efficiency in homes once constructed – better insulation , better air-tightne...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...House built in the 1970s that inspired the original German Passivhaus / Passive House trend. Those were his words when asked to reflect on the home design he wa...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...house insulated with foam panels that has a propane-powered clothes dryer, cook stove and water heater. Here is how Mike Reynolds described that very house in...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...House, the rest can be found on the RDI website Ecohome's Kenogami House in northern Quebec was described by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute bas...