Off Grid, Net Zero Energy and Environmentally Sustainable Passive Solar House Architects
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Solares' Passive House Designers


Since our founding in 2005 by Christine Lolley and Tom Knezic, our team has earned a reputation as experts in energy efficiency, affordability and great design. We offer architectural services for custom residential projects in urban and rural locations, and our projects include new homes, major renovations and multi-unit buildings.

Solares green architecture aims to bring together sustainable design with construction practices that have minimal impact in the environment.

We take full responsibility for being your designer and representative throughout the planning, design and building process, including obtaining approvals and permitting, establishing project budgets, selecting a builder, and monitoring construction. We are experienced working with government authorities such as committees of adjustment, planning departments, conservation authorities and urban forestry, which will take you through minor variances, rezoning, severance applications, and site plan and heritage board approvals.

Our services ensure that your entire building project is delightful, sustainable and energy efficient. Solares is a fully licensed architecture firm with the OAA.

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