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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

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

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… Continue reading

1st Certified Passive House PLUS in Canada to be built in Vancouver, BC

Currently at building permit stage, Marken D+C has designed a west coast modern single family Passive House and Laneway House for a RS1 zoned property in East Vancouver. With the new changes to RS1… Continue reading