Sustainable building

Functional high-performance design is our priority. 

01.  DEFINITION 

What is a Passive House?

A building standard that is truly energy-efficient, comfortable, affordable, and ecological at the same time. Passive House is not a brand name, but a construction concept that can be applied by anyone and that has stood the test of practice.

Essentially, a passive house is designed to be extremely energy-efficient so that it doesn’t take a lot of power to heat or cool. To be designated as a passive house, a building must embody a set of specific best practices that seal it from outside temperatures while maintaining a stable inside temperature and high air quality.

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02. REDUCE / REUSE / RECYCLE

Our processes

are intentional.  

The health of occupants within our buildings is supported by the health of the natural environment. We elect to work with products and companies that have a strong ethos for:

  • environmental stewardship

  • positive bio-feedback loops

  • zero waste facilities

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03. MATERIAL SELECTION

The best of the best.  Materials to last. 

Carefully selected building materials with low pollutant emission profiles are the preference at Tree.

 

A focus on wood construction assemblies - including our insulation and an air-tight construction - are the complete solution for our passive houses. With perfect heat retention free from harmful substances, a naturally healthy home is achieved. Technology combined with ecological construction effectively contributes to a better quality of life.

 

04. CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Efficient building just makes sense. 

Simple as that.

Following simplified techniques and passive certifiable construction assemblies, the trifecta of Tree culminates with attention to detail and quality.

 

This quality is controlled through a careful apprenticeship program and training, along with long-term mentoring. Monitoring and managing all aspects of a project while utilizing our network of suppliers and trades maintains heightened attention to detail.

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05. DESIGNED FOR HEALTH

The air you breathe and the chemicals in your house.

A healthy home is the foundation to a happy life. Holistic thinking and constantly innovating, our aim to have a 100% healthy home that can be air quality tested. The people at Tree know they cannot instantly change the world but want to make it better. Inhale, exhale, and enjoy life.

 

06. SMART LAYOUT

Design layout with sustainability in mind.

Functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics: we're always using these design principles to create efficient use of space. Our floor plans are simple and effective in minimizing waste and maximizing comfort. We incorporate natural light as much as possible. Interior layouts and architecture go hand-in-hand with building orientation and window placement to maximize solar gains in the winter and avoid overheating in the summer.

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SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CENTER OF OUR APPROACH

Our approach uses advanced materials, technology and design to reduce the energy requirements of the building, rather than relying on bolt-on technologies.

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