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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

...Conservation House - about a 100 years too late. Now that you know the origins of the global Passive House movement be sure to Read: A review of the Conservation House by its designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide ...

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.

...Saskatchewan was not appropriate, but we could and would build a Conservation House appropriate for Saskatchewan. The world's first Passive House, the Conservation House Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Conservation House 1 You must remember that R7 with double glass was considered well insulated a...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...House standard has Canadian roots. During the 1970s oil crisis, the Saskatchewan government asked Harold Orr, an engineer, and a committee of keeners to design a passive solar house appropriate for the local climate. The result was the world's first Passivhaus - The Saskatchewan Conservation House , which not only inco...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...house built in Saskatchewan in 1977, The Conservation House, is still there today Passive House certification, when did that start? Back in 1990, the father of the Passive House Institute (PHI), Dr. Wolfgang Feist, built the first “passive” house in Darmstadt, Germany using the latest building science to dramatic...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...house quite a bit in the winter and together with the radiant-floor heating, the house is much cozier than we expected," Mr. Paloheimo says. (The house also has an electric, forced-air furnace.) Ms. Paloheimo says: “I didn't like the house at first because it was complicated, but I have grown to love it, especially t...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Saskatchewan Conservation House built in the 1970s that inspired the original German 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 high-performing homes. The less complicated and more ‘passive’ your home ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Saskatchewan River and an LRT station. To adhere to the principles of increased density within the urban core and to provide high quality student accommodation, we incorporated a secondary suite on top of the garage. Site ecology: Existing trees were kept on the property wherever possible. Bus...