We’ve mentioned several times about the benefits of owning a passive house. Significant reduction in your energy bill, better air quality, more comfortable homes just to name a few.

You may think ‘That all sounds too good to be true, and it’s just a concept that’s not going to be popularized in many years.. Right?’

Wrong!

If you haven’t been reading up on it, passive house technology has actually been around for 30 years. But, its relatively new in North America, particularly in the lower mainland.

One reason it hasn’t picked up much momentum in the last decade is because people still mentally associate passive houses with box-shaped, portable-like structures that aren’t visually appealing. Fair enough, land isn’t cheap in the Vancouver area, if you are paying that kind of money, we don’t blame you for wanting to live in something fancier than a shipping container. =)

However, it’s time to wipe that impression out of your mind. VictorEric Premium Homes is hosting a Passive house “Construction Project-in-Progress tour” where you can physically see and talk to industry experts to learn about the design and technology that goes into building a Luxury Passive House.

You’ve probably heard that the City of Vancouver aims to become one of world’s greenest cities by 2020. With that in mind, the city has issued new building code requirements for homes.  Going forward, new and renovated homes will have to conform to much more strict energy saving requirements.  The Gold Standard for energy saving is referred to as “Passive House” and a similar concept is called “Net Zero” Basically the goal of these homes is to be so energy efficient that you no longer have to pay for heating or cooling your home, therefore you won’t be depleting the earth’s resources.

Sept 20th, 2018 is a rare and unique opportunity to visit a Passive House in person, while its under construction. VictorEric Premium Homes, the only certified Design-Build firm in greater Vancouver puts luxury into Passive houses through its sister company, the award-winning VictorEric Design Group.  Any chance to see inside a VictorEric home is an amazing “backstage” tour of premium quality and luxury, and this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

This FREE Passive House tour will be from 2-6 pm on Sept 20th and features a custom home under construction in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. If you are interested in attending or learning more, please contact Evelina at 604-677-0021 to reserve your spot today.