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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...passive house from Austria was assembled in Whistler for the Olympic Games, however, the Rainbow Duplex designed by Marken Projects marks the first Passive Hous...

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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...

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The Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house

...passively heated slab-on-grade bungalow capable of housing a family of 4 comfortably. And best of all, it was done well within a conventional building budget. ...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...passive solar design , increased insulation, airtight construction techniques , highly efficient mechanical systems and photovoltaic power generation. These sys...

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House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...housing project in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec. Phase 1 will have 12 lots available, but the developer has 470 acres total on which he hopes to build about 100...

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

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...passive heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install heavy duty insulation to keep that ...

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Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of high performance buildings and passive solar home design

If you've ever sat in a car with black leather seats in the summer, particularly when wearing shorts, you already understand passive solar heat gain . It is a ...

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Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-insulation TEchnique' . Edelweiss house wall assembly © Cose...

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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

Passive-Aggressive House

...Passive House © Mark Rosen. These were the kinds of facts I used to recite when people looked at me quizzically; the term “Passive Hous...

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

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

...passive solar heating literature to know that this is roughly as high as one should go with passive solar heating in a home unless one is willing to endure unwe...

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Off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...passively-heated homes, it's really just a traditional wood stove that will save your bacon (or help you cook it) when the power is out. A photovoltaic (PV...

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