Endymion Guesthouse

Endymion is a 3,740 sq.ft. multi-generational house, that will enable four families to occupy the house at one time. Since it was a new building on a four-acre site, we had the freedom to select prime south-facing orientation and choose an efficient and simple form. The result is a long, rectangular house with three floor… Read more »

Dunvegan Halifax Passive House

A seamless blend of elegance and efficiency. Designed with a suburban lot in mind, this home combines the curb appeal of early 20th century homes with the most advanced energy performance and building assemblies designed for Canadian winters. With the total heating bill estimated at $250/year, this building is capable of exceeding the strict Passive… Read more »

Wild Leek Farm

Wild Leek Farm has been designed with Passive House, Permaculture, and local sourcing principles in mind.  It resembles a classic North American farmhouse aesthetically, but has modern finishes and efficiencies which bear no resemblance to farmhouses of yesteryear. The project team includes Graham Whiting of Whitefish Architecture as designer and energy modeller; Local Impact Design… Read more »

Corvette Landing

Located at the corner of Admirals Road and Naden Way, Corvette Landing is set to become the gateway to the future of Esquimalt. Offering 83 units from studios to 3-bedroom penthouses, this is the first residential project in British Columbia to feature Mass Timber Construction combined with Passive House Certification. Corvette Landing will be a… Read more »

Westminster at St. Luke’s Senior Residence

The vision for this project is to provide approximately 125 units of affordable rental and lower end of market units for senior residents. The development site is approximately 40,000 sq. ft. and incorporates the surface parking lot that is currently used to capacity. A preliminary concept plan for a highrise 14 storey apartment building with… Read more »

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus – Student Residence

The proposed design concept for a student residence at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) employs Passive House. The concept design for this student residence building has been sensitive to the existing campus context while at the same time contributing a distinctive presence. Planned to be built on a site of what is now… Read more »

The Reach Guesthouse

This project was a systematic combination of ‘archaeological’ discovery, preservation, encapsulation and architectural re-interpretation. The original building was reduced to its barest hand hewn wooden structure, meticulously cleaned and sealed inside an airtight skin. A new jacket of R43eff Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) based insulation was added to the walls and roof. One of the… Read more »

Windsor Essex Community Housing

This 10-storey residential complex brings much needed affordable housing to the City of Windsor. The building includes 145 affordable housing units in various unit types ranging from bachelor to three-bedroom suites, as well as shared amenity space on each residential floor. The ground floor of the building is reserved for amenity uses, offices, a four-bedroom… Read more »

Putman Family YWCA Mixed-Use Affordable Housing

The YWCA Ottawa Street is a 50-unit affordable housing & community centre that is leading by example, proving that low-income housing can be built on a modest budget to the highest energy standard. In doing this, the building can become a tool for social empowerment of its occupants. Through dedication to the Passive House Standard,… Read more »

Cairns Creekside Passive House

Cairns Creekside is a charming modern farmhouse in Langley, British Columbia. The 2-storey multigenerational home is an impressive example of efficiency in design and energy. Designed by DOS Design Group (formerly Draft On Site Services), the simple and charming modern farmhouse will house two families. As a result, the homeowners prioritized space functionality, overall comfort… Read more »