Concept House Receives Passive House Certification

A big thank you to everyone who dreamed, inspired, built, sweat and cheered to make the Concept House a reality. In addition to its LEED for Homes Platinum certification the project has recently received its Passive House Certification from the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

Solterre's process of 'Study, Shape, Share' continues with live data from the project available via its welserver site. As well, inquiries are always welcome at


Concept House Awarded Lieutenant Governor's Award

Just a week after receiving LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the CaGBC, the Solterre Concept House was awarded a Lieutenant Governor's Award of Merit for architectural design from the Nova Scotia Association of Architects.  

Congratulations to a great design and construction team who were willing to push design and green construction boundaries and go the extra mile. This project is off-grid,  LEED Platinum and built to the German Passive House standard making it a real gem for environmentally focused building in Canada.

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