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

East Vancouver Passive House showcases favourable economics and high performance living

Starting into the new year with some exciting projects including this one – a certified single family #PassiveHouse residence in East Vancouver scheduled to start construction in early summer. Showing off the cross section with… Continue reading

Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year – Exciting times for Passive House, Net Zero and Zero Emission Buildings in Vancouver and Canada

A Thank You to EVERYONE but especially to our clients for a best year ever for Marken. Looking forward to work and collaborate with you on many more high performance projects in 2018. This… Continue reading

Passive House gets character in Vancouver

Vancouver’s first Passive House renovation under the new character home retention bylaw is slated to start construction early next year. The existing 800 sqf. house was converted into a two storey duplex building… Continue reading