FRESCo supports projects pursuing Passive House or other high performance building standards. This can achieve high levels of efficiency, durability, and occupant comfort.
Here is an overview on Passive house:
Passive House is certainly the world’s most ambitious and verified energy-efficient building standard, it is the premiere global carbon reduction standard for building construction and is rapidly gaining popularity in BC.
The term “Passive House” is somewhat of a misnomer. This modern building standard isn’t just for single-family residences however; it is actually more feasible with larger buildings. The Passive House building standard is frequently applied to a variety of facility types across municipal, educational, commercial and multi-family residential markets.
The definition of Passive House is driven by air quality and comfort:
A Passive House is a building in which thermal comfort can be achieved solely by post-heating or post-cooling the fresh air flow required for good indoor air quality, without the need for additional recirculation of air.