Archive for December 2008

A New York Times December 26 2008 article No Furnaces but Heat Aplenty in ‘Passive Houses’ gives some welcome attention to this otherwise overlooked concept. While the article suffers from a poor description of how the heat exchanger functions and makes no mention of the existence of the smaller North American-style heat recovery ventilators, it [...]

Pat Murphy of CommunitySolutions has written an excellent summary of the talks at the third annual North American Passive House Conference. Organizations such as Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition in Canada should take advantage of Passive House and run with it. The standards, methodology and technology have already been worked out, and Germany is several years [...]

An elegant new green home is nearing the final stages of construction in Burlington, Ontario. Barry Imber and Leslie Aske’s are aiming to have their home certified as part of the LEED Canada for Homes Case Study, and Barry has been blogging the experience at In Why sustainable building is upside down and may [...]