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Passive House

Passive House is an international standard for energy efficient buildings where a house (or any other type of building) is so well insulated and air tight that it can function without a primary heating system. Passive house projects deliver the highest level of comfort, and the most cost effective bundle of energy saving strategies.

Lanefab partnered with Tomo to research and design our future home. The Haebler Group has been contracted to build our passive house. They’ve recently completed Driftwood Village, a cohousing project on the North Shore which is also a passive house.

Here’s a neat video that explains the concept in 90 seconds.

Here’s another presentation by Bryn Davidson, co-owner of Lanefab where he talks about Green buildings and explains what questions needs to be asked before a building is deemed green or not.