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Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...passive solar home construction, we begin with passive solar design basics, orienting the future house on the site to take full advantage of the free heat avail...

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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.

...house, the Rainbow Duplex was assembled in 4 ½ days using a prefabricated panelized system manufactured by BC Passive House. A successful passive solar hom...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...passive solar house is simply one that has been designed to take advantage of that. Passive solar heating is yet another green building design feature...

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Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs

Watch more videos Our Demo House roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95 with Roxul mineral wool batts. R95 far exceeds the most rigorous Canadian building codes...

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North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island

...Passive House on Vancouver Island, a duplex shared with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condo...

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Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...Passive House when money is no object, but are they cost effective? We started to question that when we were designing the Damn Near Passive House. -Roy De...

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Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...house recedes against the forest backdrop. The design, oriented 20° west of south, takes advantage of passive solar orientation . The three-metre deep cant...

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The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar

...Passive heating and cooling © Ecohome The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive....

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

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house

...houses don't have to be energy hogs. The energy savings in the Edelweiss house are so extreme that it would be cheaper to live in this house than a house built ...

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Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

...house. The building geometry and glazing were optimized for passive solar gain during the heating season and solar exclusion during the cooling season due to a ...

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Wall assemblies - new construction

Wood framing

...House are FSC certified, and provided by our sponsor Kott Lumber . Kott engineered the plans for us , supplying detailed framing documents including a cut ...

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