Ontario Passive House

Ontario passive house construction by EkoBuilt

A Passive House can be run on 10% of the energy cost of a traditionally built home.

If you are looking for the world’s best proven energy-efficient way to build, and a simple cost-effective approach, then Eko PassiveHouse is for you.

Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time.

1st Affordable Passive House Kit

Eko PassiveHouse provides all you need in a complete materials package, ready for do-it-yourselfers, your builder, or our highly experienced team to build. NEW 2016: revised materials package.

What is Passive House?

Foxglove cottage kit plan

Foxglove, 1424 sq ft
, 3 bed & 2 bath Total sample build cost: $318,665 See cost analysis >

Passive House is not a brand name, but a tried and true construction concept that can be applied by anyone, anywhere. If your vision is to live in a healthy comfortable environment with fresh-air and warm windows, an Eko PassiveHouse is for you. These compelling facts come from the Passive House Institute website:

  • Passive Houses allow for space heating and cooling related energy savings of up to 90% compared with typical building stock and over 75% compared to average new builds.
  • Passive Houses make efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources and heat recovery, rendering conventional heating systems unnecessary throughout even the coldest of winters. During warmer months, Passive Houses make use of passive cooling techniques such as strategic shading to keep comfortably cool.
  • Passive Houses are praised for the high level of comfort they offer. Internal surface temperatures vary little from indoor air temperatures, even in the face of extreme outdoor temperatures.
  • A ventilation system imperceptibly supplies constant fresh air, making for superior air quality without unpleasant draughts. A highly efficient heat recovery unit allows for the heat contained in the exhaust air to be re-used.

Consider that today you have the chance to be among approximately 50,000 Passive Houses in use worldwide (as of 2012). The Passive House Standard is rapidly spreading around the globe for good reason.

PassiveHouse Kit Plans

Ontario passive house design by EkoBuiltThinking you can’t afford to build to the Passive House standard? Think again.

At EkoBuilt, we have taken our passion for home building and applied it to the PassiveHouse concept, creating quality Passive House kits that are supremely affordable.

From a cozy 624 sq ft cabin to a spacious 2,152 sq ft two-storey home, we have a kit to fit everyone’s needs:
View EkoBuilt’s PassiveHouse plans.
View a Sample Cost Analysis for building your Eko PassiveHouse.

Building Your PassiveHouse

Our kits make it easy for you to act as your own builder or general contractor, organizing the trades needed to make your PassiveHouse a reality. Learn more about the quality materials that go into EkoBuilt’s PassiveHouse kits. If you’d rather stand back and just have it all happen for you, EkoBuilt can offer construction service and project management. (EkoBuilt offers PassiveHouse certification on its projects through its partnership with Certifiers Cooperative.)

Step 1Choose a PassiveHouse design/kit
From a modest 624 sq ft cabin to a spacious 2,152 sq ft two-storey home, we have something for everyone. Every kit includes all of the items necessary for a watertight, wind tight, and vapour tight passive house. Choose from one of these designs or provide your own for a custom quote.
Step 2Choose additional building materials and finishes
We’ve left the selection and purchase of exterior siding, soffit/facia, steel roofing, timber frame, and insulation because these items are readily available anywhere in Canada for purchase and installation. Yet another way we’re trying to help you achieve your passive house as affordably and simply as possible.
Step 3Schedule your project
Building our customer’s dream home from start to finish is a big part of what we do, and building green is our passion. We can offer this service to customers living within 100km of our base just west of Ottawa.

PassiveHouse Resources

International Passive House Association
Passive House Institute