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...

Spire Landing

Spire Landing Vancouver, British Columbia When Spire Development Corporation decided to extend its expertise from commercial and industrial to residential development, it leapt directly into Passive House construction on a large scale—95 units of...

Radiance Cohousing

Radiance Cohousing Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Radiance Cohousing is a nine-unit cohousing complex made up of two buildings—one with four and one with five units—that face onto a common courtyard and garden. The project was initiated...

Aging-in-Place Triplex

Aging-in-Place Triplex Nakusp, British Columbia The Bell Passive House in Nakusp is a residential triplex town home, designed to facilitate aging in place. Each unit is 112 square metres on two floors. The self-contained...

TarsemHaus Townhouses

TarsemHaus Townhouses Squamish, British Columbia TarsemHaus, an eight-unit townhouse development, makes a striking ecological statement from its Passive House goals to its clustered design that enhances social connection and small-community character. Squamish, a former...

Little Mountain Cohousing

Little Mountain Cohousing Vancouver, British Columbia Little Mountain Cohousing, a Passive House project that started construction in early 2019, will include 25 residential units plus a range of common house facilities. The building’s opening...

The Heights

The Heights Vancouver, British Columbia When Scott Kennedy, principal of Cornerstone Architecture, was persuading the developer of The Heights, a mixed-use six-storey building, to build it to meet the Passive House standard, Passive House...

Clayton Community Centre

Clayton Community Centre Surrey, British Columbia With its proven energy performance outcomes, Passive House certification was a natural choice for the Clayton Community Centre. Scott Groves, manager of civic facilities with the city of...

UBC Okanagan Skeena House

UBC Okanagan Skeena House Kelowna, British Columbia Aiming to be a pioneering Passive House–certified student residence, the six-storey Skeena House will provide 220 bedrooms and amenity space to UBC Okanagan students. Completing an ensemble...

Gastown Child Care

Gastown Child Care Vancouver, British Columbia Acton Ostry Architects has a reputation in Vancouver for solving challenging problems. This particular project required building a pair of 400-m2 Passive House walkway-connected child care facilities on...

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining

University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining Victoria, British Columbia Designed by the architectural firm Perkins+Will, the University of Victoria’s two new student housing buildings will feature accommodations for 783 graduate and undergraduate students,...

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Scarborough, Ontario The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) recognizes the Passive House standard as the future of sustainable architectural design and is aiming to enhance student experience by collaborating...