Category Archive: Net Zero

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

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

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

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