Passive / Sustainable Green Homes, Designs & Projects

Single-family homes

The Saltbox Passive House

...passive solar heating and to enjoy the panoramic view of the location. By building the rear part of the main level on the ground floor, and by opting for a roof slope that follows that of the land, the house follows the topography of the place and maintains privacy from the street. The materials used are simp...

Single-family homes

The Springhouse

A simple, compact design following rigorous standards with the help of energy modelling software. From the architect to the carpenters, all the players were on board from the very start. Regularly inspected by a third party. Built to take advantage of renewable energy sources like solar and geothermal....

Single-family homes

Anderson Menard Cottage

...Passive House Design that is LEED Gold Certified. It was built with modern materials and quality craftsmanship. Much of the heating and cooling is Passive.

Single-family homes

Massawippi House

The Massawippi house located in the Eastern Townships is in the process of obtaining LEED® Platinum certification . Designed for a large family, it also adapts very well to teleworking. The difference in land levels allows a south-facing garden level giving access to the land with mature trees and a market garden...

Single-family homes

Harmony House EQuilibrium Project Vancouver

One of the first Canadian projects that Ecohome's own Robert J Pierson and Karen Wilkie worked on together with Quad-Lock ICF for the high-efficiency basement construction that improved comfort, humidity control and performance. Features include: – healthy + comfortable indoor environment – high levels of energy ...

Single-family homes

Kenogami House

...Passive House performance standards. The Kenogami House holds the highest LEED score achieved in Canada (106), meets Passive House performance of 15 kWh per square meter and won a Home of the Year Award from Green Builder© Media. The Kenogami House is almost entirely passively heated, is solar powered, and wa...

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

DCMS two-generation house - TERGOS Architecture + Construction

...passive solar design. The orientation and layout has been designed to maximize passive solar heat gain, and includes significant thermal mass for heat storage in winter. As a multi-generational home, the young family lives in the two-storey section while the single-storey portion accommodates the grandparents. To ...

Single-family homes

Edelweiss House

The Edelweiss House was Ecohome's Second high-performance passive demonstration house; as well as the first LEED v4 certified construction project in Canada and the second LEED v4 Platinum home in the world. Its design is simple and compact, yet still feels spacious. The majority of the heat required to keep the ...

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

Meunier Art Studio

...passive solar heat gain Extensive use of wood Minimalist approach and limitation of finishing materials: visible wood and cement Reclaimed materials used for finishing the kitchen and bathroom as well as for landscaping