Passivhaus windows / Guides

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...Passivhaus certified. 0,3 ≤ SHGC ≤ 0,6. Choosing windows based on home orientation When you start shopping in the area of high performing windows ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...Passivhaus high quality windows , tapes, and equipment have been slow to emerge. The key word in all this is “design.” A certified Passive House designer does...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...windows and acts as a heat collector and greenhouse where food is produced all year. ***** That's all great stuff, and it seems to work fine in New Mexico...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...windows First performance benchmark for Edelweiss: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: August 25, 2015 Region: Outaouais, Quebec Type of constru...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...Windows: Unfortunately, at the time we built the SCH the best windows were only about R2. These windows were essentially holes in the walls. We placed most of...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Passivhaus / Passive House trend. Those were his words when asked to reflect on the home design he was part of that started a global movement towards extremely ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...windows and doors . Any products carrying ENERGY STAR label are certified to be a high efficiency option. Other rating systems like LEED for example, will recog...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...windows 0.5 ACH (Air changes per hour) at 50 PA Energy Recovery Ventilator rated at 94% efficiency 225 kg per sq.ft. of thermal mass to store heat and bal...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Passivhaus Planning Package (or PHPP), and did not have permission to change the software often stated as converting it from metric to English measurement units...

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

...windows . Achieving airtightness requires the use of some fairly high-tech materials but the result is a house that uses next to no energy. Passive House fr...

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

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

...windows". While the Kenogami house does need a minor injection of heat at the coldest moments of winter, for the most part on sunny days it produces far more ...