Learn about passive housing with AVTTS

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society presents Passive House Revolution on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

Alberni Valley Transition Town Society presents Passive House Revolution, a new documentary film chronicling the most significant development in energy-efficient construction in a generation, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

For 20 years the passive house standard has been spreading across Europe, applied both to residential and commercial buildings. Now, leading-edge architects and builders are bringing this standard to the United States in order to realize the benefits of creating and retrofitting buildings that will use 80 to 90 per cent less heating and cooling energy—a reduction far greater than any other available construction standard can deliver, according to the film’s director, Faith Morgan.

Passive House Revolution profiles builders in action as they construct some of the first passive house buildings in the US. The film takes viewers through existing homes that are being retrofitted to this standard and features architects and builders discussing their reasons for constructing passive homes. The film also profiles Wolfgang Feist, the creator of the passive house standard, and Katrin Klingenberg, who brought the passive house to the United States.

Passive House Revolution was produced by the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions based in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Admission to the film is free (donations welcome).