Passive house windows / Guides

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...

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...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...House continues to act as a laboratory for resilient, cold climate building practices. Through software energy modeling it was determined that the Kenogami Hous...

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...

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...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...Passive House' standard? One of the original inspirations for our home was the Passive House Standard . I've discussed this a bit in another blogpost, but b...

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...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...house cool in summer Anywhere cold air comes in during the winter, hot, humid air will come in during the summer. Inspect around windows, electrical and plu...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating costs when oriented for passive solar heat gain . Some kit houses we feature are Passive House ready , a...

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...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Passive Solar Gain , having a home where each day starts with fogged over windows is absolutely a huge detriment. A hidden effect of condensation on house windo...