Fort St. John Passive House Performance and Cost Review – Credit: City of Fort St. John

“AGGRESSIVLEY – PASSIVE” was the title chosen by the City of Fort. St John for it’s first certified Passive House – currently the northernmost in North America. Completed in 2014, it is also… Continue reading

Net Zero and Passive House PLUS Home coming to North Vancouver

The design team at Marken D+C is working on finalizing the building permit submission  for this innovative Net Zero Residence in North Vancouver, Canada. Variance Permit has already been approved on the height and FSR relaxation… Continue reading

BC Energy Step Code – Quick Intro – Marken Passive House Canada

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial standard enacted in April 2017 (and voluntary till December 15 2017) that provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieving more energy-efficient buildings that go… Continue reading

Update: Canadian Passive House PLUS townhall in Valleyview is setting new energy efficiency standard

Currently under construction, the new townhall in Valleyview is slated to become the 1st Passive House PLUS office building in the world, setting a new standard for energy efficiency. Equipped with a 78… Continue reading

Passive House and Vancouver’s updated Rezoning Policy

As of May 1 2017 Vancouver’s new green building rezoning policy came into effect. It outlines the TWO different paths to rezone a property within the City of Vancouver. The international Passive House… Continue reading