23 May '11, 8am

Affordable Passive House in Whistler: This is an ultra-efficient project that recently broke ground in Whistler...

Affordable Passive House in Whistler: This is an ultra-efficient project that recently broke ground in Whistler...

This is an ultra-efficient project that recently broke ground in Whistler, British Columbia. It’s interesting and innovative on many different levels. First, the Whistler Passive House Duplex has to meet affordability requirements as part of the Whistler Resident Housing Initiative. Second, the project team is pursuing Passive House for both homes. Third, the project will be built with a unique panelized prefabricated wall system. In other words, this is one of those rare times when several progressive strategies (i.e. , affordability, sustainability, and prefabrication) overlap in one building. It was designed by Vancouver-based Marken Projects and will be built by Dürfeld Constructors , the former GC of the Austrian Olympic Passive House in Whistler. Dürfeld established a new facility to make the large panels that will be incorporated in the project. Exterior walls, inte...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2011/05/whistler-passive-house...

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treehugger.com 30 May '11, 1pm

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treehugger.com 24 May '11, 3pm

conversion of a Victorian home to PassivHaus standards , he noted that it was almost like building a house within a house....

100-Year-Old House Becomes Green Super Home (Vi...

treehugger.com 24 May '11, 3pm

conversion of a Victorian home to PassivHaus standards , he noted that it was almost like building a house within a house....

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treehugger.com 03 Jun '11, 4pm

(now called Passive House in North America) standard is usually thought of as a response to temperate or cold conditions, ...

Synergy: A New Beacon of Passive House

Synergy: A New Beacon of Passive House

jetsongreen.com 14 May '11, 5am

Synergy is a design for an affordable, cold-climate Passive House by Tim Eian of TE Studio , the firm behind the first Pas...

Passive House Design from Canada Wins Competiti...

treehugger.com 02 Jun '11, 12pm

(now called Passive House in North America) standard is usually thought of as a response to temperate or cold conditions, ...