Category Archive: Building Systems

Mass Timber Technology for Tall and Small – High Performance Construction

Wood is already the premier construction material in North America for single family homes and smaller multifamily plus commercial buildings; Wood Stud construction that is. What is well established in Central and Northern Europe… Continue reading

Passive House Project Updates New York, Valleyview, Fort St. John and Vancouver…

We have been starting into 2019 with new ideas and new projects throughout Canada, the US and Europe; and some are nearing completion, such as the Valleyview Townhall – the first Passive House… Continue reading

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

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