The Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany, has announced the Passive House Award 2020 to reward pioneering projects in the field of energy efficient construction. A special focus of the competition will be on integrated renewable energy supply.
CSC Grand Valley is holding a luncheon seminar on “Introduction to Passive House Design.” The event takes place on Wednesday, November 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley Construction Association.
CSC Vancouver is holding a general meeting and presentation on “Charting New Territory in Passive House,” on Thursday, April 11. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sandman Hotel.
The Ken Soble Tower Transformation project by ERA Architects will rehabilitate a post-war apartment in Hamilton to Passive House standards. It also aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 94 per cent and lay the groundwork for industry-wide, ultra-low energy retrofits across the country.
Completed in the summer of 2018, Valleyview Town Hall in Alberta is the result of extensive collaboration between the municipality, contractor, and a team of designers and consultants working together to achieve the Passive House standard in a northern climate. This structure aims to become the first commercial building to achieve Passive House certification in Alberta and the first commercial building to obtain Passive House Plus certification in the world.
The world’s first Passive House car dealership is nearing completion in Red Deer, Alta. The client’s major requirement was any decisions made in pursuit of Passive House certification must not compromise customer or vehicle service. This was challenging and demanded the best of the whole design team.
Completed in the late summer of 2018, the Valleyview Town Hall in Alberta is the result of extensive collaboration between the municipality, Flechas Architecture, and Scott Builders to achieve the Passive House Plus standard in a northern climate.
Government institutions are increasingly recognizing the role the Passive House standard can play in effectively reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are beginning to introduce it into their requirements and codes for all types of new buildings. British Columbia is leading the way.
Building an ultra-energy efficient industrial-style building in a northern climate is no easy task, but the Wood Innovation Research Laboratory (WIRL) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in downtown Prince George proves it can be done.