Pile foundation and Passive House – Example Fort St. John affordable housing project

  Close to completion, this 6 storey and 50 unit apartment building located in Fort St. John is slated to become one of Canada’s largest certified Passive House Buildings. It is also a first worldwide,… Continue reading

The City of Vancouver is slated to approve Duplexes in single family zones throughout the City.

Zoning that ensures the majority of Vancouver is reserved for single-family homes could be changed as early as fall 2018. City council has approved a motion Wednesday  which can be read here, asking staff to… Continue reading

Prefab Passive House coming to the Greater New York Area – designed by Marken Design + Consult

Currently at building permit preparation stage, Marken Design and Consult is designing  a two storey plus walk out basement single family residence in the Greater New York area, Southern Connecticut. The contemporary wood… Continue reading

TESLA – PASSIVE: Combing energy efficiency with the Powerwall energy storage

The Tesla powerwall system is revolutionizing solar energy storage for residential buildings (and commercial) storing excess energy generated during the day to make it available during the night or when needed; including power… Continue reading

UPDATE: A list of Passive House suitable windows available in Canada & USA – by Marken Design + Consulting

Seven years ago we started designing high performance homes in Canada including to standards such as Net Zero and Passive House. One of the biggest obstacles back then was the lack of high quality, energy efficient… Continue reading