Passive House Revolution at Langara College's Just Film Festival this Saturday
Every activist concerned about climate change and excessive energy consumption should know about the emerging passive house revolution. This film takes you on a journey through the most important development in building design, construction and retrofitting in a generation.
For 20 years the passive house standard has been quietly spreading across Europe. Now, leading-edge architects and builders are bringing this standard to the US and Canada in order to realize the benefits of creating buildings that use 80 percent less heating and cooling energy. Lifecycle costs are less than any other “green” method of construction. Innovators, including architects, builders and homeowners, share their reasons for choosing to build a passive house or do a deep-energy retrofit on their own home. These homes don’t require a furnace but remain comfortable year round even in cold climates.