1st Passive House for South Surrey, British Columbia, #PassiveHouse

An exciting new Passive House project ready to break ground in the Lower Mainland, BC by Noel McNally In Mid 2011 Marken Projects was approached by a family from Surrey, BC, to design… Continue reading

Another Sunny Day at the Whistler Passive House

Last week, I traveled up to Whistler for another site visit to the Rainbow Duplex Passive House and to chat with the Durfeld team, which is always a pleasure.  Everything is coming together… Continue reading

High Performance Prefabrication for Passive House & Low Energy Buildings

Slowly but surely, construction practices developed and employed over the last 20 years in Europe are making their way to North America. Departing from the “2×4 mentality” seems to be harder for some,… Continue reading

Gearing Up: Net Zero Energy Buildings

Yesterday, the International Living Future Institute announced it’s new Net Zero Energy Building Certification program.  Adding to the ever-growing list of green building certifications, the NZEBC has been developed to “galvanize and recognize widespread… Continue reading

Passive Design Elements in Action – For Better or For Worse

It looks like good old Vancouver weather is back.  Only a few days of cooler, cloudy weather, and we are already noticing its effect on our comfort both outside and in.  My apartment… Continue reading