Recently, the Globe & Mail featured Cascadia's President Michael Battistel in an article discussing Passive House, fenestration industry trends and the future of windows.
One reason passive-house design has been slower to catch on in North America has to do with access to certified components, such as highly insulated windows and specialized heat recovery systems. These elements are widely available in Europe, but Canadian builders, until recently, had to import them, adding to project capital costs and reduced margins.
Two years ago, Cascadia, a Langley, B.C.-based window manufacturer, decided to fill one of those supply chain gaps, introducing a line of PH-certified windows geared at both residential and commercial projects.
Read the full Globe & Mail article.