Posts Tagged ‘Passive House standards’

Passive House Case Study

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Salus Clementine Housing, Ottawa

The Salus Corporation is a Canadian charity that provides housing and support services for clients with mental health needs. The Corporation has more than 100 dwelling units in several buildings in Ottawa. The recently completed Salus Clementine project is a 42-unit residence for people suffering from mental illness.

By Anthony Leaning


One Planet Reno, Ottawa

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

The One Planet Reno project set out to create a beautiful and functional family home for four, complete with a home office, while simultaneously minimizing the ecological footprint of construction and eliminating carbon emissions from operations. The comprehensive renovation of a neglected century-old home was chosen as the basis for the project, limiting the area of new additions in order to minimize embodied energy.

By Scott Demark


2014 AWARD-WINNING PROJECT: One Planet Reno, Ottawa

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The story behind this project is as compelling as the building itself. The design team looked at almost every green building metric and made an earnest attempt to incorporate the best of each in a truly holistic approach to sustainable design. The result takes a standard Ontario residential prototype and updates it in an engaging and sometimes quirky way. The energy performance in particular is exemplary.