Tag Archive: Marken Design Consulting

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

Passive House and Vancouver’s updated Rezoning Policy

As of May 1 2017 Vancouver’s new green building rezoning policy came into effect. It outlines the TWO different paths to rezone a property within the City of Vancouver. The international Passive House… Continue reading

Canada’s 1st Passive House Townhall coming to Valleyview Alberta

  Marken Consulting is excited to be part of the planning team working on developing the 1st certified Passive House Townhall in Canada, to be located in Valleyview, Alberta. Our team is providing… Continue reading

How can we make green, energy efficient housing more affordable? Example from Western Austria – Passive House, Net Zero, Low Energy Buildings

While an increasing number of municipalities in North America are setting new energy efficiency goals for new construction to tackle the negative environmental impact buildings have, they face the daily challenge of make housing more affordable… Continue reading

Passive House Certifier – Passive House Certification – Passive House Canada – Vancouver

An increasing number of municipalites now offer incentives for new construction (or retrofit) when planning to achieve the stringent Passive House Building Energy standard. To qualify for most incentives or zoning relaxations offered, the building… Continue reading