The Coanda Effect is the habit of moving air to stick to an unobstructed surface as it flows outwards. The wings of an airplane depend on this support to keep them in the sky. Passive home builders implement this effect to properly ventilate the rooms of a home.
Now that it’s getting cold out, it becomes increasingly apparent that we need more Passive housing in Canada. Once we turn our clocks back and the darkness comes even earlier in the day, it seems like it is synchronized with the cold Canadian winters.
You’ve heard already about Vancouver racing to become the Greenest city in the world by 2020, a lofty goal considering the plan was only approved in 2011. How could we ensure the title is ours by 2020?
When you’re considering using passive building techniques for your development project, there is a lot to take into consideration. Building to the Passive House standard reliably reduces heating and cooling costs of a building by approximately 90%.
Passive house building is a construction technique widely used in Europe and is gaining traction in North America for it’s energy efficiency. The more socially conscious North America has become, the more traction Passive Building has gained.