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  • Discussion in Ontario
    Hello, Ontario members
    If you're a PHPP user, please note that PHI notifications regarding updates to the PHPP are posted on the Passive House Canada website at: www.passivehousecanada.com/phpp-... (under the Software Updates tab)
    There have been a couple of updates...
    see more Hello, Ontario members
    If you're a PHPP user, please note that PHI notifications regarding updates to the PHPP are posted on the Passive House Canada website at: www.passivehousecanada.com/phpp-... (under the Software Updates tab)
    There have been a couple of updates in recent months, so check it out.
  • Evelyne Bouchard posted a discussion in Ontario
    Hello! Do any of you have recommendations for a structural engineer and an HVAC consultant for a single-family Passive House near Perth, ON? Thanks!
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    • Ben Polley Hi Evelyne, Greg was fast on the draw...I can happily add my voice by way of referral to he/ZON for mechanicals. If it makes sense for the project to have someone nearer (apologies Greg!), Ross... see more Hi Evelyne, Greg was fast on the draw...I can happily add my voice by way of referral to he/ZON for mechanicals. If it makes sense for the project to have someone nearer (apologies Greg!), Ross Elliott and Stephen Magneron of Homesol who are just a stone's throw from Perth may be worth considering. With respect to structural, perhaps Rob Blakeney of Local Impact Design might be an option (despite his business name and location rather west of Perth!)? I grew up very near Perth, so am happy to see some PH projects landing in the area!
      1 year ago
    • Evelyne Bouchard Thank you both for your quick responses! It's nice to see that people are active in these PHC regional groups. Greg, I'll send you an email shortly. Ben, thanks for the recommendations!
      1 year ago
    • Greg Leskien Ben's suggestion about Homesol is a very good. With them being local, I expect they would be able to review construction and commission the ventilation system more cost effectively (and with a... see more Ben's suggestion about Homesol is a very good. With them being local, I expect they would be able to review construction and commission the ventilation system more cost effectively (and with a lighter environmental footprint) than we could.

      In terms of structural engineers, I would also put forward Tim Krahn of Built Alternatives Inc. (www.buildalt.com/) . Tim himself is based in Brighton, Ontario.
      1 year ago
  • Evelyne Bouchard posted a discussion in Ontario
    Does anyone have recommendations for external roller shades? For a project in Ontario. The Talius ones look great, but they're out of budget.
    • Ben Polley Hi Evelyne, you don't state where in Ontario and I think that this distributor/fabricator probably has local representation (if in Perth area still?) however amazingwindowfashions.com fabricated... see more Hi Evelyne, you don't state where in Ontario and I think that this distributor/fabricator probably has local representation (if in Perth area still?) however amazingwindowfashions.com fabricated an exterior motorized roller shade for one of our design-conscious clients, who actually researched this supplier and was happy with the result. I don't see anything on the website that specifically matches what they produced but you could try contacting the rep whom we used:Courtney Dewdney and he could advise how/if they might be able to assist.
      7 months ago
  • Evelyne Bouchard posted a discussion in Ontario
    Hello! I'm working on a couple of single-family projects in Perth and I'm looking for recommendations for a blown cellulose (dense-pack) installer who won't balk at filling 12" external TJIs on the walls. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    • Ben Polley Hi Evelyne, I haven't a personal suggestion though if you continue to find it difficult to source someone, you may wish to contact Chris Magwood at Peterborough's Endeavour Centre. I know that he... see more Hi Evelyne, I haven't a personal suggestion though if you continue to find it difficult to source someone, you may wish to contact Chris Magwood at Peterborough's Endeavour Centre. I know that he has had success with an installer located east of Peterborough whom I understood was willing to travel. Aside from him, I would expect that Ross Elliott of Homesol would have experience with someone local. Best,
      8 months ago
    • Evelyne Bouchard Thanks, Ben! Those are great suggestions. I'll reach out to Chris & Ross.
      8 months ago
  • Brad Durant P.Eng posted a discussion in Ontario
    I have clients looking at larger apartment buildings. They are keen on Passive House design but there is no cost data out there to give them guidelines to go by for preliminary discussions with board members and committees. Is there a data base of information on costs relevant in Ontario/Canada?
    • Evelyne Bouchard Hi Brad,

      That's a great question, and a topic worthy of ongoing study as PH becomes more prevalent in the Canadian market. The best resource that I've found to date is the Pembina Institute's...
      see more Hi Brad,

      That's a great question, and a topic worthy of ongoing study as PH becomes more prevalent in the Canadian market. The best resource that I've found to date is the Pembina Institute's report titled "Accelerating Market Transformation for High-Performance Building Enclosures". The section on incremental costs that starts at page 54:

      www.pembina.org/reports/passive-...
      9 months ago
  • Discussion in Ontario
    Mark your calendars and join your colleagues in the Greater Toronto Area for the first Toronto PHPP User Group meeting and social, February 13.
    PHPP users and specialists will provide presentations on two topics of interest for an open discussion. Pizza will be served.
    Meetings will normally...
    see more Mark your calendars and join your colleagues in the Greater Toronto Area for the first Toronto PHPP User Group meeting and social, February 13.
    PHPP users and specialists will provide presentations on two topics of interest for an open discussion. Pizza will be served.
    Meetings will normally take place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month – except for February (because of Valentine’s Day).
    Tuesday, February 13
    Wednesday, March 14
    Wednesday, April 11
    Location: Ryerson University, Architecture Building 325 Church St., Room ARC 206.

    All Certified Passive House Designers and Consultants in the region are welcome, as are professional architects and engineers who are working on Passive House projects.

    Register at: ow.ly/vIf530i1qXR
    Questions? Email Germán Vaisman at germanvaisman@gmail.com
  • Ellen Abramczyk posted a discussion in Ontario
    I have a potential Passive House client looking to build in the Spring of 2018. I have, to date, not found a builder in this area who has the Passive House Builder training or is interested in acquiring it. The house is to be built in Cramahe Township. If anyone can suggest a builder for me... see more I have a potential Passive House client looking to build in the Spring of 2018. I have, to date, not found a builder in this area who has the Passive House Builder training or is interested in acquiring it. The house is to be built in Cramahe Township. If anyone can suggest a builder for me and my client to consider I would appreciate the introduction.
    • Greg Leskien Hi Ellen,

      A couple of builders come to mind that you may want to reach out to:

      Jen Feign and Chris Magwood - Endeavour Centre (Peterborough)
      endeavourcentre.org/

      Melinda or Mick - The...
      see more Hi Ellen,

      A couple of builders come to mind that you may want to reach out to:

      Jen Feign and Chris Magwood - Endeavour Centre (Peterborough)
      endeavourcentre.org/

      Melinda or Mick - The Fourth Pig
      https://www.fourthpig.org/

      Green Giant Design Build
      greengiantdesignbuild.ca/home/

      Good luck with your search.

      Sincerely,

      Greg
      2 years ago
    • Ben Polley Hello Ellen. I and two of our crew are newly certified PH builders. And by virtue of my having grown up in eastern ON, we once serviced areas just east of Cramahe, however our teams now operate... see more Hello Ellen. I and two of our crew are newly certified PH builders. And by virtue of my having grown up in eastern ON, we once serviced areas just east of Cramahe, however our teams now operate only in Guelph, KW, Golden Triangle, Grey Cty, Simcoe Cty and Muskoka. As Greg, noted perhaps the others have the capability and service range that you are seeking.
      2 years ago
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