Category Archive: Wood Architecture

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

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

Passive House gets character in Vancouver

Vancouver’s first Passive House renovation under the new character home retention bylaw is slated to start construction early next year. The existing 800 sqf. house was converted into a two storey duplex building… 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