PASSIVE HOUSES AND BUILT-GREEN HOMES
The building industry is trying to regulate itself to create more environmental friendly construction practices.
That’s why many organization with different names have popped up within last decade like: R2000 and LEED. Built-Green is the most established green housing organization in North America. Basically all of these organizations are devoted to talking about the same thing how to create sustainable designs for energy efficiency.
Passive housing is quickly becoming a favoured method because it can heat and cool buildings cheaper without any loss of comfort. These buildings can operate using 75% to 95% less energy compared to older or more traditional housing methods. Often, there is no need for solar panels on these homes to convert the sun’s energy to power because specific building materials and transfer system do the work Passive homes give the homeowner a high building quality, good air quality, energy efficiency and interior comfort.
The most recent building codes in Vancouver and the lower mainland ensure
new homes meet green standards and initiatives put out by these different organizations.
Finally, each of the above mentioned organizations provide you with a certificate showing in which extend your house is built and perform with Eco-friendly standards.