New E-Consulting Platform aims to accelerate the Passive House standard in Canada and the US

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Marken E-Consult is a new online platform providing progressive Passive House and Net Zero Energy consulting services to owners, developers and institutions in Canada and the US.

It is our main goal to assist with delivering high performance projects in time and on budget.

Created by Alexander Maurer, Marken E-Consult takes Passive House Consulting virtual bringing together an international team of experts including “Mr. Passive House” Elrond Burrell.

“With over 30 years of cumulative experience and over 100 consultancy projects world-wide, we are one of North America’s leading certified Passive House professional teams active in Canada and the US.” says Alexander Maurer, senior advisor at Marken Design + Consult.” It is our main goal to assist with delivering high performance projects in time and on budget.”

The expert team offers a wide range of services including Passive House and DesignPH Energy modelling analyzing designs and recommend adjustments and improvements in order for the project to meet the international Passive House Energy Standard. Marken E-Consult also assesses the economic feasibility of aiming for the Passive House PLUS and PREMIUM Standards and the Net Zero Energy Standard.

Buildings are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions and that’s why high-performance buildings are becoming a priority world-wide, with Passive House buildings able to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% and the overall energy consumption by up to 65%, compared to standard construction.

Originated in Germany in the late 1980s and Passive House is fast becoming the world standard in ultra-energy efficient building techniques featuring optimized insulation and solar gain, high performance windows and doors, an ultra-efficient HRV system and an airtight structure reducing the heating and cooling demand by up to 90%.

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