Posts Tagged ‘Passive House Standard’

Aspen Root Passive House

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Highest energy hurdle met with superior envelope and quality materials

The Aspen Root Passive Home is the culmination of a 25-year journey for the owners who both work in the environmental industry and are committed to reducing their own ecological footprint. The home is a prototype sustainable building incorporating passive design principles, and best-practices in cold climate building science and construction.

By Henry Tufts


Cottonwood House

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Passive House passes cold-climate test

The Cottonwood Passive House is one of the first homes in Alberta built to the Passive House standard. Located in a developer subdivision, the owners and project team hope to demonstrate that exceptional energy efficiency is a realistic and achievable goal, even in a suburban context.

By David Zeibin


Passive House set to make strides

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Energy efficiency is not the only consideration in designing sustainable buildings, but most would say that it’s at the top of the list. Even with the programs and rating systems that we have in place to improve energy efficiency, one could argue that the market has not made high energy efficiency  a prime goal.

By Rob Bernhardt


Natural Insulation

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Product choices and considerations for energy savings

Thermafiber’s Mineral Wool Insulation contains over 80% recycled content and helps projects qualify for LEED Green Building Credits.
by Dr. Guido Wimmers

Insulation is only one component of many in the building envelope - but arguably the most critical one in determining energy savings and interior thermal comfort. Every aspect of the envelope design must be considered including the air tightness and the positioning of windows within the thickness of the walls. (more…)