We blog frequently about passive homes and technology, sustainable house design, trends and advances in the home energy sector, as well as the latest news about house plans, projects, and happenings with EkoBuilt.

  • The Passive House concept in a nutshell

    The Passive House concept in a nutshell

    Still not entirely sure about the elements of a Passive House? If you have just 90 seconds to spare, the following is a brilliant and easily digested overview of the Passive House concept: Passive House Explained in 90 Seconds from Hans-Jörn Eich on Vimeo. The video was made by Hans-Jörn Eich, a certified Passive House… Read more

  • Passive House can be simple & affordable

    The PassiveHouse standard is known for creating homes with an extremely small energy footprint, but did you know that it can be done simply, and even affordably? PASSIVE HOUSE CAN BE SIMPLE – This state of the art low-energy home building style is actually based on simple technology. Smart design, abundant insulation, air-tight and vapor-tight… Read more

  • Ottawa’s First Passive House Kit

    The Passive House model was made available in an affordable kit format by EkoBuilt in 2015; this year anyone in the Ottawa region has a tremendous opportunity to watch the build of one of these kits. Read more

  • Ottawa Passive House options expand with the EkoModel Home

    Residents of the National Capital Region interested in exploring the PassiveHouse concept now have a unique opportunity to see the model first hand. EkoBuilt launched its line of PassiveHouse plans and material kits in 2015, creating the first affordable kit for homeowners. In 2016 EkoBuilt is demonstrating the build of one of these kits in… Read more

  • Ontario Save-On-Energy with PassiveHouse!

    NOTE: The following information is largely unknown among Ontario residents. This program has only been in place since 2014 and offers amazing incentives for High Performance New Construction. Ontario Save-On-Energy Program Incentives are provided for a new building or major renovation projects that implement energy efficient equipment resulting in less energy usage when compared to… Read more

  • OTTAWA FALL HOME SHOW – Coupons for Hunger

    EkoBuilt is proud to be a sponsor of Coupons For Hunger at the Ottawa Fall Home Show! Coupons for Hunger is an amazing organization committed to sustainability by helping families & individuals in need by donating food & cash-for-food to those who need it the most. They have partnered with the Ottawa Food Bank for… Read more