Passive House: The Leading Standard For Energy Efficient Construction
At Cast Sustainable Construction we are continuously working to improve the environmental impact of the projects we build. We are committed to the science and construction of passive homes in Vancouver. The Passive House design is a rigorous standard for a building’s energy efficiency, which originated in Germany in the late 1980’s. The result is an ultra-low energy building that will save you money on your heating and cooling while keeping you comfortable year round.
A Positive Impact On Your Health And Environment
We have seen firsthand the tremendous impact a passive home can have on a family’s health and well being. The unique design of the air exchange system helps prevent moisture accumulation and mould from growing in your home, keeping your family healthier.
The passive design process can be integrated with ‘any’ architectural style or design, and can be applied to any size or type of building. The effectiveness and versatility of this green design has been demonstrated in projects in every climate zone around the world, ranging from single-family homes to skyscrapers and large commercial and institutional structures. It is quickly emerging as the standard for a sustainable future.
Reducing Your Home’s Ecological Footprint
40% of the world’s greenhouse gases are created from the buildings that we live in. To help minimize the impact that our homes have on the environment, this eco-friendly construction drastically reduces our dependency on wasteful heating and cooling equipment.
Passive house design combines building envelope efficiency and passive solar strategies in a system for designing and building the most cost effective, comfortable, healthy and energy efficient buildings on the planet. The construction consists of superinsulation, advanced window technology, airtightness and ventilation, space heating, ultra-efficient lighting and electrical appliances to lessen the ecological footprint of your home.
Improving The Way We Live
At Cast, we believe we can improve the functionality of our homes and building, while reducing our demand on resources by applying Passive House standards in every applicable project that we do. If you are considering building a new home or performing a major renovation, our team can build your home to meet these rigorous standards.