You should never be too busy to plan for the future. If a new home build is on your list, make time for our live webinar.Read More
Finding a Builder for Your EkoBuilt Passive House: Part 2
We wrote about some essentials in the build process in our first post; in this one we dig a little deeper.Read More
Passive House Essentials Explained
Your home’s build doesn’t need to feel like building a complex puzzle. Remove the guesswork by attending our passive house webinar!Read More
In-house Passive Architecture Service
Don’t see your plan in our existing portfolio of 50+ passive house plans? Use our in-house architecture service. It’s the best choice you’ll make.Read More
The Benefits of a Low Slope Roof
A steel-clad, low slope roof is a key element in our passive homes. For the essentials on low slope roofs, start here.Read More
Retrofit or Rebuild: A Closer Look at the Bottom Line
Any time we blog about retrofits, we’re flooded with questions. We’ve gone into more depth on cost and key issues here.Read More
Smart Passive House Plan: The Hummingbird
One of our most popular house plans, we’ve featured The Hummingbird before. Learn more about this flexible bungalow.Read More
Retrofit or Rebuild in a Net Zero World?
It’s a very real question in 2023: for owners of older, inefficient homes, is retrofitting or rebuilding best?Read More
Prefab house vs. passive house kit
One question we often field is whether our passive house kit is the same as a prefab house. It’s not. It’s something much better, in our view, and here’s why:
Unlike a prefabricated house, which comes straight from the factory ready for final assembly on your property or site, our material kits provide quality materials installed in the correct steps and the option to be as involved as you like in the build. These are quite significant differences.Read More
Ottawa Infill House Project
One of the projects currently underway with EkoBuilt is an infill home in central Ottawa. This house is being built to Code Plus standard and is currently being insulated; drywall to start this week.
EkoBuilt’s Code Plus framework designs to the projected building code standard of 2030 when it’s estimated that minimum exterior wall insulation will be R32 (currently R22), and roof insulation will be a minimum of R50 (currently R32).
The house also has a 10 kW solar array attached to the Ontario Micro fit program. Watch for more updates this winter.