Passive house windows / Guides

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...windows on the south facade. Though it's value is not recognized in PHPP software (Passive House Planning Package), significant thermal mass within the buildi...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...Passive House started in the 70's? Most people in the USA and Canada are only really starting to hear about Passive Solar Homes and Passive House homes now , ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...House Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com. Farnham Avenue House is a single-fam...

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!)

...houses all of the functional elements of the house including the kitchen, mechanical equipment, a full bathroom with laundry, and storage. Windows and skyligh...

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 ...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Passive House standard of 15 kWh per square meter. Windows are a part of that but they are also part of our energy performance strategy. The house is laid out...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...windows and walls that leak heat and moisture. A reasonably-sized house: We just can’t stress this enough — a smaller house is a more efficient house. A sma...

Air and vapour barriers

Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray

...Houses that at first had ratings of 2 air changes per hour (ACH) were brought to as low as 0.39, exceeding Passive House requirements, which are 0.6 ACH.” We ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...house into a highly efficient three-storey home; one that takes advantage of active sustainable systems integrated with as many low-cost passive sustainable str...

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...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...house are much the same as those of a truly comfortable house - high R-value building envelope, no thermal bridging, sealed against air leaks, triple-paned wind...