Passive House Buildings in Canada: Transforming How We Build

Passive House Buildings in Canada: Transforming How We Build Passive House has taken root in Canada!  Passive House Buildings in Canada: Transforming How We Build showcases more than 50 outstanding projects of every type and...

David Hill House

David Hill House Collingwood, Ontario Amid the forested hills of the Pretty River Valley southwest of Collingwood, Ontario, a 230-m2 two-storey Passive House emerges that blends the old with the new. Prior to construction,...

One Homeowner’s Experience

One Homeowner’s Experience Passive House Canada’s Sacha Sauvé talks with Carolyn Gisborne, who lives in a Passive House building on Vancouver Island. SS: How did you first hear about Passive House? CG: I first...

Passive House Temperance Street

Passive House Temperance Street Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Temperance Street Passive House enjoys the merit of being the first building in Saskatchewan that was certified as a Passive House Plus by the PHI. The three-storey duplex...

Capilano Passive House

Capilano Passive House North Vancouver, British Columbia This West Coast modern Passive House surrounds and frames a south‐facing courtyard garden by way of large sliding patio doors and carefully located windows that create an...

Multigenerational Passive House

Multigenerational Passive House Langley, British Columbia At first glance, the 485-m2 house on a quiet countryside road in Langley appears to be like any other. The charming modern farmhouse is a simple two-storey rectangle...

WestBay Passive House

WestBay Passive House West Vancouver, British Columbia This revolutionary Passive House home by BattersbyHowat Architects combines contemporary West Coast architecture with an innovative mechanical system and a PV array to achieve a beautiful, passive,...

Passive House Canada: Transforming How We Build

Passive House Canada: Transforming How We Build Just a few short years ago, it seemed that very few people understood the solutions Passive House professionals were offering the community. With few high-performance resources in...

Soo Valley Prefabricated Housing

Soo Valley Prefabricated Housing Soo Valley, British Columbia The Soo Valley Prefabricated Housing project began with a vision to accelerate the availability of low-carbon housing. Intended for a remote site within the traditional territories...

Princess Avenue EnerPHIT

Princess Avenue EnerPHIT North Vancouver, British Columbia Builder Nino Giangrande of Grande Pacific Homes started this project as a straightforward renovation using the current building code as a guide. Once construction started, he decided...

Colwood Passive House Plus

Colwood Passive House Plus North Vancouver, British Columbia This intergenerational residence features a combination of concrete, mass timber, and wood frame construction. The elegant design by Randy Bens Architects not only excels architecturally but...

Win-Win for a Family

Win-Win for a Family Victoria, British Columbia Passive House doesn’t necessarily connote modest, but there is no reason the two can’t comfortably coexist, as they do in this custom single-family home with suite. “High...

Cheakamus Passive House Plus

CheakamusPassive House Plus Whistler, British Columbia Located in a new subdivision, this single-family home plus one-bedroom suite had access only from the south side, where the attached garage had to be located, restricting the...

South Surrey Passive House

South Surrey Passive House South Surrey, British Columbia Of the numerous Passive House projects by the design firm Marken Design + Consult, this duplex stands out for its early embracing of Passive House goals...

Gaspereau Passive House

Gaspereau Passive House Gaspereau, Nova Scotia In early 2018, Philip Dennis and his family completed a 250-m2 single-family Passive House nestled in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley just outside the university town of...

Affinity

Affinity Wasaga Beach, Ontario Robert and Koko Saar of Cedar Valley Passive Homes are leading the way in developing Passive Houses in Ontario. Their first project, the Affinity model, is open for information sessions and home...

Wild Leek Farm

Wild Leek Farm Guelph, Ontario A concern for sustainability and Passive House design go hand in hand. These twin sensibilities are fully embodied at the Wild Leek Farm, a permaculture farm located near Guelph,...

Montréal Retrofit Classic

Montréal Retrofit Classic Montréal, Quebec In this modern house on a quiet street in Montréal, the red front door beckons. Stepping inside, light from the large, south-southwest-facing windows draws visitors into the combined living...

Fung Roberts House

Fung Roberts House North Vancouver, British Columbia Having lived in the original 1912 Craftsman bungalow since 1992, the owners wanted to preserve their home’s heritage history while significantly upgrading its performance and functionality. This...

Blindheim

Blindheim Vancouver, British Columbia Built in 1932, the original home had been cut up and rented as student housing for many years. The new owner engaged Ian Robertson of ABBARCH Architecture to transform the...

Marpole Passive House

Marpole Passive House Vancouver, British Columbia Designed by architect Dominic Sy as a home for his family, this Passive House residence started with the advantage of an excellent southern orientation overlooking the banks of...

Byng Residence

Byng Residence Oak Bay, British Columbia This 278-m2 single-family home achieves a seamless integration into its traditional neighbourhood by blending modern design with the familiarity of wood. The exterior material palette is defined by...

Lai Residence

Lai Residence Vancouver, British Columbia VictorEric Premium Homes was approached to build a French Chateau-style family home on a prominent corner lot in Vancouver’s Westside neighbourhood. The clients were generally interested in high performance...

VictorEric

VictorEric VictorEric Premium Homes has a long and well-established presence in Vancouver, having been incorporated in 1997. In 2008 it expanded from being a design-only firm to a design-build firm in order to ensure...

Cottonwood Passive House

Cottonwood Passive House Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta The Cottonwood Passive House sits on a sloping site, enjoying views toward the North Saskatchewan River valley. Designed as a retirement home for an Alberta couple, the house...

Monad Rupert

Monad Rupert Vancouver, British Columbia Monad Rupert is a four-storey affordable housing project with retail at the ground level that is being developed on a single-family lot. This 12-unit project is a permutation of...

MIZA Architects

MIZA Architects MIZA Architects was cofounded in 2015 by Michael Wartman and David Zeibin. Cultivating a holistic approach to architecture, MIZA brings expertise in high-performance buildings to every project, while also consciously weaving in...

Integral Group

Integral Group Integral Group was founded by Kevin Hydes in 1992 with three values in mind: trust, nurture, and inspire. Now a firm of over 500 employees, with locations worldwide, its mission has evolved...

Cornerstone Architecture

Cornerstone Architecture  Cornerstone Architecture has embraced the Passive House standard as a strategy for increasing occupant comfort and health and reducing energy demand in buildings—a strategy that is predictable, and largely independent of occupant...

Corvette Landing

Corvette Landing Esquimalt, British Columbia Corvette Landing is a 12-storey mixed-use development designed to transition the low-density township of Esquimalt, which is adjacent to Victoria, to a more urban context. This Passive House project...