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FAB-HOMES™ Presents First Passive House Collection
Date:2/11/2010

FAB-HOMES ™, a green home design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, is offering the first collection of pre-designed Passive Houses for the North American market. Fab-homes™ showcases a selection of modern, European dwellings planned along the principles of Passive Design and Sustainable Architecture, designed to consume up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard house and up to 50% less that a LEED Platinum home.

Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) February 11, 2010 -- FAB-HOMES ™, a green home design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, is offering the first collection of pre-designed Passive Houses for the North American market.
Fab-homes™ showcases a selection of modern, European dwellings planned along the principles of Passive Design and Sustainable Architecture, designed to consume up to 90% less energy for heating, cooling and building operation than a standard house and up to 50% less that a LEED Platinum home. Featuring superior insulation and ultra air tightness, compact design and passive systems such as solar gains, these Eco-homes aim to maintain a comfortable temperature in winter and summer without or only little active heating and cooling.

“The idea is to make Passive House design more accessible and affordable and present a selection of different shapes offering flexible, ready-to-go design solutions ”, says Alexander Maurer director of fab-homes™. “For us, to achieve the German Passive House standard for every home is a goal, but not a requirement. In any way, our fab-homes are designed to be one of the most energy efficient out there.” Over 18,000 Passive Houses have already been built in Europe and for 2010, the “IG Passivhaus” forecasts that every 4th new home in Austria will be built as a Passive House.

Fab-homes™ is offering several design packages to choose from, also providing the option to work with one of the regional builder partners on constructing the Passive Houses.

Inspired by the modern Passive House architecture in Germany and Austria, Fab-homes™ architectural design team Silvia Steurer and Marc MacCaull are already working on the next projects: a passive town home and passive multifamily concept for builders and developers to be released in late spring. Also, in the near future several models will be available as Pre-fabs.

The extensive list of green building options include a highly efficient heat recovery ventilation system, triple glazed passive windows, rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling system, solar photovoltaic and solar hot water panels, geothermal energy baskets, green roof gardens, the use of renewable, low-VOC materials throughout the design and many more. Please visit www.fab-homes.com for more information.

What is a Passive House – The German Passive House Standard:

A Passive House is a building which uses only little energy for heating, cooling and building operation. This is being achieved by using heat recovery systems, superior insulation, ultra tight envelopes, triple pane windows and south orientation for solar heat gain. The name “Passive” refers to the building’s ability to heat and cool itself most of the time. It uses up to 90% less energy than a convention home and up to 50% less energy than a LEED® Platinum home.

The necessary energy can easily be provided through renewable energy sources such as Solar Photovoltaic Panels. The German Passive House standard (certification) requires that the annual heating and cooling energy does not exceed 15 KWh/m2 per year with the primary energy consumption not exceeding 120 KWh/m2 per year. In additional, the air-tightness pressurisation test result should be 0.6-1 or lower. Also, the house should be able to maintain a temperature of 20ºC and above during the winter months.

Starting in the early 90’s, today over 18000 Passive Houses have been constructed in central Europe with the Passive House movement rapidly gaining popularity over the last 4-5 years especially because of attractive government incentives and raising utility costs.

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