Passive House: No Furnace, No Problem

by Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun, Sep 28, 2015

Passive House built by Bernhardt Passive Homes in Victoria was recently certified by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. Courtesy of Vancouver Sun(Image: Passive House built by Bernhardt Passive Homes in Victoria was recently certified by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. Courtesy of Vancouver Sun)

The first thing you notice about living in a Passive House certified home is the level of comfort. No hot spots. No cold drafts, not even off the windows.

“It is a whole different level of comfort,” said Rob Bernhardt, president of the Canadian Passive House Institute West, the non-profit organization behind this week’s conference of designers and building professionals. “Most people don’t even have a reference point for it, if they haven’t experienced it.”

The conference will bring together more than three dozen experts for two days of talks, seminars and panels. Read more…

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