Inspiring urbanism from across Canada
Melissa Valgardson’s new home may not look di erent to the naked eye, but visit her basement and you’ll notice something missing: a furnace. Valgardson and her husband, both engineers, built a socalled passive house. The energy-e icient structure uses extreme insulation to cut down energy use. It’s the irst and most important of the three R’s – reduction. Passive House Canada held seminars in Calgary recently to promote the concept.