Imagine a home that can stand up to extreme weather, be it heat waves or water surges, while bringing your gas bill to zero and keeping your electricity bill manageable. Considering that buildings are responsible for 12% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, our building sector needs to stop imagining and act.
Future versions of the National Building Code (NBC) are expected to be mimicked by the provinces, providing a regulatory push that will increase product demand from larger, mid-level projects and make a persuasive business case for more manufacturers to invest. In the meantime, “Unless it is a high-end multi-unit or commercial build, most contractors and designers are not interested in Passive House-certified windows.”
The Skeena Residence will be a six-storey facility, housing students in modified traditional bedrooms with standard amenities including lounges, informal study space, an activity room and laundry facilities. Students will be taking residency at this fantastic new facility as early as August 2020.
Glass isn’t perfect and can be really difficult to explain, especially when those standards don’t align to the client’s expectations. Glass industry standards – primarily visible defects, are set by the ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials). ASTM glass standards cover a wide variety of glass issues and it’s not easy to get to the heart of the matter. Visible glass defects are the kicker in the luxury custom home niche.
Westeck Windows and Doors is proud to be 1 of 10 Passive House Certified door manufacturers in the world! With the introduction of our NEW Passive House Certified Vinyl Lift Slide Door, we are THE FIRST manufacturer globally to produce a Vinyl Patio Door that is Passive House certified.
Westeck Windows and Doors welcomed 2019 with these words from Neal Turner, General Manager: “Our goal in 2019 must not be to just produce beautiful products. It must also be to lead our market to a more sustainable and environmentally stable future. We can, and must, think of the future”. Westeck is therefore proud to be participating once again at BUILDEX Vancouver, running February 13 and 14, 2019, in the Vancouver Convention Centre (West). Joining industry leaders in construction, renovation, design, and more, Westeck will be taking part in BUILDEX in a brand-new way this year.
On November 7 and 8, 2018, Westeck Windows and Doors is proud to be attending the Passive House Canada Conference at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. Joining industry leaders in the construction and trades industry, Westeck will bring its executive leaders to the conference to gain an even greater understanding of the environmental movement in home construction.
Unable to accept that Europeans are the only ones who can build great fenestration products the challenge was on and our technical department immersed themselves fully into the science of Passive House.