Passive House in Fort St. John receives prestigious Canadian Green Building Award
The Fort St. John Passive House was awarded a Canadian Green Building Award on June 6th at the annual Canadian Green Building Council’s National Conference in Toronto. Fort St. John is the British Columbia Regional Winner in recognition of excellence in the design and execution of Canadian buildings, houses and interiors based on the criteria of sustainable design, architectural merit and technical innovation.
This is the third award the Fort St. John Passive House has received and the first national award.
The Canadian Green Building Awards, a joint program of the Canadian Green Building Council and Sustainable Architecture & Building, recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction, existing buildings, renovations and interior design projects.
As the Energetic City, Fort St. John recognizes that an excellent source of energy is conservation. The Passive House serves as an example of the important role that municipalities can play in introducing new ways of building and new technologies that highlight energy conservation.
“I am very impressed that our project won such a prestigious award. The project highlights what can be accomplished in energy conservation but also what can be accomplished in comfort and style using sustainable technologies,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.
Designed by Marken Design + Consulting, this single family residence is the northernmost certified Passive House in North America and the first detached single family Passive House in British Columbia. For more information on this project, please visit http://www.markendc.com/en/fort-st-john-passive-house.html.