Category Archive: The Standard

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

The City of Vancouver is slated to approve Duplexes in single family zones throughout the City.

Zoning that ensures the majority of Vancouver is reserved for single-family homes could be changed as early as fall 2018. City council has approved a motion Wednesday  which can be read here, asking staff to… Continue reading

UPDATE: A list of Passive House suitable windows available in Canada & USA – by Marken Design + Consulting

Seven years ago we started designing high performance homes in Canada including to standards such as Net Zero and Passive House. One of the biggest obstacles back then was the lack of high quality, energy efficient… Continue reading

East Vancouver Passive House showcases favourable economics and high performance living

Starting into the new year with some exciting projects including this one – a certified single family #PassiveHouse residence in East Vancouver scheduled to start construction in early summer. Showing off the cross section with… 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