Passive House: An Alternative Compliance Path to Toronto Green Standard Tier 3

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It is clear to see that the Passive House (PH) standard is here to stay! Across North America, more States, Provinces, and Municipalities are integrating PH into their building standards. One of the more recent adopters is the City of Toronto. In the most recent version of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), the PH standard is offered as an alternative compliance path to TGS Tier 3, and with this alternative compliance path one obvious question comes to mind: What is the major difference in required component efficiency for a multifamily building in Toronto that is looking to meet either the PH standard or TGS Tier 3?

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Passive House: An Alternative Compliance Path to Toronto Green Standard Tier 3 — January 9, 2020

[Background image of Toronto courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.]

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