How do you know about Passive House?

One of the first questions I get asked about our home is how we first learned about Passive House and why we decided to build this way. 

We first wanted to build a passive solar home and through our research we discovered the Passive House standard. The more we learned about it the more strongly we felt that it was the right choice. Really, we felt there was no other option!

So, leave a comment!  How did you first learn about Passive House?

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4 Responses to How do you know about Passive House?

  1. We learned about Passive House from our son, Tim Naugler, owner of Southern Exposure Construction. We then moved forward to build http://www.nauglerhouse.com with Tim. Congratulations to you on being PEI’s first Passive House. Well done!

  2. Ken H says:

    I took kind of a roundabout route to planning a passive house. First I wanted a Net-Zero house – one that produce s as much energy as it consumes. The problem is how to measure that and what happens if there’s a particularly cloudy or snowy fall/winter/spring. I looked at LEED certification but, to be honest, it’s a bit of a scam. For example, LEED gives extra points is the builder puts in a garden – even though the homeowners may never use it. In Edmonton, I know the owner of the 3rd Net-Zero house in the city and he _just_ barely got LEED Gold certification. It was when I saw a presentation on the Passive House that I thought “this is the one”. It focuses just on the energy use of the house without telling you what materials to use or being influenced by extra things outside the house (like the garden).

    Ken

  3. Ilse Peters-Ching says:

    We learned most of our information from you and Ralph. It is great having a passionate brother, who is eager to share lots of information. We visited the Naugler house (thanks again for showing us around Win!). After being introduced to the concept, it was a no-brainer: We are building a passive house in a few weeks. Thankfully we have Trout River building the envelope. We are excited! I’m sure we will be having ‘who used less electricity today’ contests!

  4. Celes Davar says:

    We will be building our Passive House in the Gaspereau Valley of NS. We learned about it from our son, a MArch graduate and designer, from Dal in Halifax.

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