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Interior Design & Interior Renovations

“Thank you for all your hard work. We have really enjoyed the process with you and we are pleased with the final plans. You are truly professionals and very knowledgeable in your field, and it has been more than pleasant dealing with you and your firm throughout.” Quote from the owners of this house. If […]

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Decarbonizing the Operation of a Building

This past July an article Sheena wrote was published in the “In Touch” magazine by the REIC (Real Estate Institue of Canada) on “Decarbonizing the Operation of a Building” (pdf).  The article is reproduced completely below. Decarbonizing the Operation of a Building  by Sheena Sharp We have all heard about the need to stop climate […]

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PHPP now accepted for SB-12 Compliance

This post is a follow-up to the previous post on the changes to the SB-12.  The OntarioPH team including Sonia Zouari, Andrew Peel, Greg Labbe and our own Sheena Sharp submitted a change request to the Ontario Building Code to allow for the PassiveHouse Planning Package (PHPP) — the software used to design to PassiveHouse standards which we […]

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Ontario’s Climate Action Plan and Homes

“Climate change is a fact in our daily lives — raising the cost of our food, causing extreme weather that damages property and infrastructure, threatening outdoor activities we love, and melting winter roads that provide critical seasonal access to remote northern Indigenous communities. It affects every aspect of our lives, so it is our collective […]

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Frank Llyod Wright Inspired Parry Sound Cottage

At Coolearth we are currently working with a couple to build their retirement home just outside of Parry Sound. The clients were attracted to Coolearth because of our sustainable specialization as well as portfolio of modern homes.  At the first design consultation they brought arm fulls of books on Frank Llyod Wright’s houses: and we […]

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Happy Holidays from Coolearth

Coolearth wishes to extend their thanks to all of the clients, engineers, tradespeople, architects, and everyone around the world a Happy Holidays!     At the firm we designed these giant pop-up cards with the words Peace, Love, and Joy, in order to celebrate what is truly great and important in our lives.  Politicians and […]

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Passive House Open House at Humber College

Coolearth’s Sheena Sharp was at the Passive House: Research Partnership Forum at Humber College on Tuesday December 1st. It was a great event and Sheena had a lot to say about it.  We’re looking forward to working with Humber, Andrew Peel, and the others we met. More information about the event can be seen here: […]

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Thank you to Everyone who came out to our Roundtable last night!

A big thank you is necessary to everyone who came out to the Roundtable on Tuesday to Meet Ontario’s Next Generation of Passive House Designers. Students from Ryerson, Waterloo, and Humber College, as well as industry professionals (Contractors, Material Suppliers, Energy Consultants, and Architects) from across Ontario came together to listen to students presentations on […]

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