Passive House

Building to Code, Step Code, and Passive House Standards

By |2018-01-17T20:42:10-08:00January 17th, 2018|Construction, Passive House|

When building a house, it is important to ensure that the building will meet certain safety requirements. The BC Building Code gives builders the minimum requirements for answering questions like ‘how high should a guardrail be?’ and ‘how do we prevent a fire from spreading from room to room?’. It also gives builders information on

5 Principles of Passive House

By |2018-01-17T20:42:41-08:00January 2nd, 2018|Buildings, Construction, Passive House|

What is Passive House? The Passive House building standard was created in Germany over 20 years ago. It is based on five principles  to ensure a building performs at a high level with minimal energy inputs. The average Passive House building is so energy efficient that heating needs could be met with the energy needed