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When you pick Gilbert + Burke as your Ontario passive house builder, you’re picking the very best for the job.

We love Ontario for a ton of reasons — the sprawling lakes and wilderness charm. With some of the most truly stunning nature around, Ontario is also the ideal spot to build a passive house. Otherwise known as our favourite method for building eco-friendly and sustainable homes, Ontario passive house building is an excellent way to ensure a beautifully nature-friendly place to live.

 

No matter whether you build your passive house in Muskoka or off the shores of Lake Simcoe, an Ontario passive house is the best kind. If you’re preparing to build a passive house in Ontario, that’s where Gilbert + Burke comes in.

 

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Why build your passive house in Ontario?

When you build in Ontario, you get to live in Ontario — and that, in itself, is one of the best things you can ask for. Also known as one of the most beautiful and adventure-friendly spots in the world, it’s one of the very, very best. With tons of stunning spots to call home — from Barrie to Muskoka to Georgian Bay — there are so many places to build your Ontario passive house.

 

Plus, Ontario has something for everyone (truly). Whether you love boating, hiking or just shopping, Ontario has you covered. And, as a place with such incredible beauty everywhere you look, there’s nothing more important than taking care of it — enter: passive houses.

 

Why Gilbert + Burke as your Ontario passive house builder?

At Gilbert + Burke, we’re experienced in the passive house phenomenon as nature-first, sustainable builders who can follow each guideline to the letter. Passive houses, a building technique started by Germany’s Passive House Institute, involve a research-backed, advanced approach that creates little to no energy footprint. Finding the right passive house builder is incredibly important, as true passive homes require experts (like us).

 

As an Ontario passive house builder who loves the environment as much as we love our clients and builds, we know passive houses — and see so much value in them. With a deep understanding and respect for the nature around us and the footprint we create, passive houses are one of our favourite things to do.

 

The Gilbert + Burke passive house process

At Gilbert + Burke, we approach passive house building like it needs to be approached — with true attention to detail and excellence. Our client-first passive house process spans across the 3 categories of passive houses:

  • Passive House Premium: This limits primary energy use to the furthest extent and requires the most renewable generation of energy.
  • Passive House Plus: This lowers primary energy consumption to a certain extent and requires some renewable energy generation.
  • Passive House Classic: This focuses mainly on energy-efficient features by using time-tested quality and performance metrics.

Using our unique position as a design-build firm and our experiences in passive house, Ontario trusts us — and for good reason. Whether it’s obtaining permits or selecting the perfect material, we’re the team you want when building an Ontario passive house.

 

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