by Cathy Rust | 27,Nov, 2019 | Architecture and Design, Green Architects
Renovating to Passive House Plus standard creates a beautiful and low maintenance home in Brooklyn, NY. The home is warm in winter without standard HVAC.
by Cathy Rust | 10,Nov, 2014 | Architecture and Design |
A prefab house that’s also passivehaus certified. Built in Poland, it can be shipped almost anywhere.
by Cathy Rust | 23,Jan, 2014 | Product Graveyard |
A description of the Active House philosophy and its criteria.
by Cathy Rust | 3,Apr, 2012 | GuideIn 2007 we moved into a brand new house with the naive view that new was always better than old. My husband’s and my belief was that a new house would involve less maintenance, lower running costs, higher energy efficiency and overall fewer headaches. What...
by Cathy Rust | 19,Dec, 2011 | Architecture and Design, Green Building Techniques | In October, 2010, I had the very fortunate opportunity to visit with Sylvia Cook, owner of Aerecura Rammed Earth Builders and owner of Ontario’s first rammed earth home, just after the beautiful walls had been finished. The roof, windows and main floor had yet...
by Cathy Rust | 3,Apr, 2011 | News and EventsI read a lot; It’s the only way to stay somewhat current on what’s happening in the world of green building, and the environment. Below is a list of my favourite articles from this past week....
by Cathy Rust | 8,Mar, 2011 | Architecture and Design, Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, Windows and Doors | We went to Ottawa for Family Day weekend to visit my husband’s family. A few weeks before this, I received a press notice that an Ottawa house had become the first Passive House certified in Canada. “Say,” I thought, “wouldn’t it be great...
by Cathy Rust | 23,Jun, 2010 | Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, Windows and Doors |
Passive House design may or may not be financially achievable in Canada…but it’s certainly worth the effort to try.
by Cathy Rust | 28,May, 2010 | Architecture and Design, Energy Efficiency |
Turning a leaky old Rosedale heritage home into a tightly sealed, comfortable historic home. Energy efficiency will be 50kwh/m2, three times better than current building code.
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