2. Passive House The most advanced standard for energy efficiency new home construction in the world. The one I visited is so well insulated, it doesn’t require a furnace. Examples – see video about Hawkins house and pictures of Naugler house.
What is different about the construction of a Passive House? Highly insulated Thicker walls Meticulously sealed Triple-glazed windows Dual wall construction to eliminate thermal bridging. Solar gain through windows is the main heat source (plus the appliances and people) Must have a heat recovery ventilator for ventilation.
2. Passive House – similar concepts R-2000 Net Zero Home Equilibrium Housing Passive Solar Design EnerGuide for Houses ratings above 88 1000 Home Challenge
2. Passive House – Resources Solar Nova Scotia: solarns.ca Canadian Passive House Institute: passivehouse.ca Natalie Leonard: Passive House E-Design passivedesign.ca NOW House – Toronto – nowhouseproject.com Naugler House – Fredericton – www.nauglerhouse.com