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Sustainable building the focus of Kelowna Home Show presentations

The 14th annual Kelowna Home Show has taken over Prospera Place this weekend. Presentations at this year
The 14th annual Kelowna Home Show has taken over Prospera Place this weekend. Presentations at this year's event are focusing on green and sustainable building concepts.
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The Kelowna Home Show is celebrating its 14th year this weekend with a three day exhibition at Prospera Place.

A variety of companies are featuring products related to building, renovating and landscaping, as well as a range of other lifestyle products and services.

On the main stage the focus is on green and sustainable building ideas.

Ewe Heyde, president of Heyde-Haus Inc., spoke Saturday about the advantages of passive houses.

According to the Heyde-Haus website, a passive house is a very well insulated and draught-proof building, which has an annual heat space demand so low that conventional heating systems can be omitted.

In other words, the house heats and cools itself.

The average Canadian home consumes 59 per cent of total energy in heating; homes built to the passive house standard consume 6.4 per cent of total energy in heating.

"In a passive house you barely have any convection…that makes the feeling inside of a passive house way more comfortable, compared to an ordinary building shell," Heyde told the home show crowd during his presentation Saturday.

Leigh Bond, president of Threshold Energies also made presentations throughout the weekend regarding today's innovative and energy-saving technologies for the home.

The Kelowna Home Show also runs Sunday. Bond will host a presentation at 12:30 p.m.; Heyde will present at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under 12.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

 

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