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Passive House buildings significantly reduce their impact on the environment by greatly minimizing heat loss in a building – in other words, a Passive House building uses significantly less energy to provide heat. This is achieved through a combination of building technologies including thicker insulation, triple glazed windows, reduction of heat loss, the orientation of windows to maximize light exposure and a heat recovery ventilation system for constant circulation of new fresh air.
Buildings built to Passive House standards are praised for their enhanced level of comfort and inherent use of energy sources within the building such as body heat, appliances, and naturally occurring solar heat entering the building resulting in efficient space heating. Passive House buildings use 80% less energy to generate heat which results in a more affordable energy bill while maximizing comfort during both the cold and warm months.
The Heights will one of the largest Passive House buildings in North America and the largest in Canada. Read the buzz about this all rental apartment project.