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

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