Over the past year, green building has become a regular topic of conversation between Greg and the Hasler Homes team. How do we do it? Where do we start? Are we ready? Will clients want to build green?
Well, I think we finally came to the conclusion that we needed to start somewhere if we want to begin to answer those questions. Enter PassiveHouse Canada, “a national non-profit professional association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard” and what is that standard? Well, here is a brief explanation from the originator, Passivhaus in Europe, “‘Passivhaus’ or ‘Passive House’ is the fastest growing energy performance standard in the world with 30,000 buildings realised to date with the majority of those since the turn of the century. The Passivhaus standards strengths lie in the simplicity of its approach; build a house that has an excellent thermal performance, exceptional airtight-ness with mechanical ventilation!”. See the diagram below for a more visual explanation: