An analysis of energy use in the first year of living at Blue Heron EcoHaus
We never planned to build a certified Passive House, but in the end we wondered how close we had actually come
Why Passive House construction won’t really catch on in Canada until it adopts its own standard that better reflects the climate
Musings on Passive House standards and the costs of new home construction, Part 1
The owners set what they think is an ambitious but realistic goal for airtightness
Double-stud walls filled with dense-packed cellulose plus a 6.2-kilowatt photovoltaic system promise long-term energy savings
Pine tar mimics the look of a Japanese technique called shou sugi ban, but at a much lower cost
Concrete is the finished floor, so finding an able contractor is key
The double-stud exterior walls are modeled on those developed by Saskatchewan superinsulation pioneer Rob Dumont
The high cost of on-site water treatment pushes the owners to an entirely different solution
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