A Passivhaus triplex is built on a budget

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credit: Lukas Armstrong

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In the buildup to the Passive House North Conference in Vancouver in September, I asked Monte Paulsen of the Canadian Passive House Institute to send along information about Passivhaus projects in the Vancouver area.

This is designer Lukas Armstrong's triplex in Nelson, British Columbia.

​A medium-density, intergenerational building, the Bedford Road project in Nelson has addressed the ideas of durability, toxicity, budget, aging in place, small-space design and the creation of warm, natural spaces using solid, real materials. In fact, the design/build team and their families are the clients for this super-efficient building.