A NEW ERA
Elegantly engineered for health and wellbeing, the Passive House performance is built into its very form.
The international Passive House standard, deeply rooted in German and Canadian engineering, is globally recognized as the highest-level building standard for healthful, energy-efficient homes. It requires a super-insulated, ventilated form that needs up to 90% less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings—far ahead of the City of Vancouver’s 2030 targets for net zero ready emissions. Carbon-conscious, quiet, healthy, with the highest performance at lower ongoing costs.
Quality, beauty & sustainability
What is a passive house in vancouver?
Passive Homes are the energy-efficient standard in design and construction. Minimal energy is used to run a Passive Home therefore reducing energy bills and carbon footprints. High efficiency windows, insulated exterior walls, floor slabs, and a heat recovery system are just some of the features that contribute to a Passive Home’s superior capabilities.
While Passive Homes are constructed with many of the same techniques used to build regular houses—a majority of the Passive Home process takes place in the design portion of the project. A Passive Home specialist will carry out all the modeling and calculations to ensure standards are met before construction can begin. To ensure optimal energy-efficiency—the home’s location, the geographical weather system, and average year round temperature are taken into consideration when a Passive Home is being designed.
While the process is slightly more rigorous, the end result is well worth it.
why build one?
This eco-friendly home offers year-round even temperature, a ventilation system that supplies clean air, and thick insulation that cuts out exterior noise—it is the ultimate in comfortable living. Maintenance and energy costs are greatly reduced and the quality of the design and build ensures a Passive Home will stand the test of time and have a higher resale value than a regular build.
Even if you don’t want to commit to a complete Passive Home design—Our team can incorporate Passive Home features to make any build more sustainable.
As more stringent energy step codes come into effect and the Province aims to make all new buildings ‘net-zero’ energy ready by 2032—Passive Home design will be the standard to which all new homes and buildings will be held to in the near future.