Realizing that I am married to a budding PASSIVE HOUSE expert, I thought it was high time that I officially interview my wise husband, Robert Saar.

Here are the questions that are answered on this short video:

  1.  What makes a Passive House so special?
  2. When did the concept of Passive House start for you?
  3. Why do you feel we don’t see many Passive Houses in the world?
  4. What led you to starting CedarValley Passive Homes?
  5. What have you learned about managing a Passive House build?
  6. Were the trades receptive to a new way of thinking?
  7. How did your township react to the build?
  8. Did you stay within budget?
  9. Do you think you could build a Passive House that costs the same as a regular house?
  10. Is there anything else you’d like to share about your experiences building a Passive House?


Without further ado, here is the video



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  1. Mathew Newcombe on December 23, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Fantastic. Thanks for putting this together! Very much looking forward to the finished product. Merry Christmas!

    • Koko Saar on December 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks, Matt for your kind words. It’s been a long process but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. Louise Scott-Bushell on December 26, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Interesting interview Koko. We couldn’t visit during your open houses but perhaps in the new year. All the best to you, Rob and family for 2020.

    • Koko Saar on December 27, 2019 at 12:19 am

      Thanks for the note, Louise! We would love to see you up anytime and love showing off our passive house!

  3. Yaela Gleusteen on January 23, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Interview very well done and informative. Would love to see it in person some day …

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