Resilient house design / Guides

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

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...House in northern Quebec was described by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute based in Brattleboro, Vermont, as " The most resilient house in North Am...

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 ...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...House was designed by HCMA Architecture + Design , and combined the context of the existing neighbourhood and Passive House principles. Details give a modern fl...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...resilient design, and I was very pleased that our house did so well. Though we hope the house to be net-zero-energy in its operation—with space heating, water h...

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...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...house? RS: I am very proud that the house has achieved the LEED Platinum level. This is independent proof of the environmental performance of the house. My ch...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet tha...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...House designer. But many early European projects were only “designed” by Passive House designers, who are often engineers, not designers in the usual sense. So ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...resilient homes? Recognizing which issues you are most vulnerable to and factoring that into your design can result in a more resilient home , which will last...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...resilient and flexible design. The underlying goal of the Ecohome Demo House was to design and build a modestly-sized but functional home that would greatly o...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...house more resilient going forward: So we have no desire to repeat the emergency situation that we found ourselves in for a good chunk of that first winter,...