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Vancouver Passive House
As a part of their Greenest City Action Plan, Vancouver is helping builders get homes certified under the Passive House Standard. . Vancouver has set a goal of being the greenest city in the world by the year 2020. Some of the policies included in that plan are expanded public...
A simple checklist for home buyers - visual clues that can help indicate the quality and durability of a home. The following are some things to think about while evaluating a home before making an offer. If you're a driver: Check the route from the house to your place of work on...
North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
The North Park Passive House is a six-unit urban-infill condominium . First published by our print affiliate Ecohouse Magazine. The author, Rob Bernhardt, is with Bernhardt Contracting in...
What to look for in a new home and location. For most of us, purchasing or building a home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to look for in a building lot for the...
Naugler House: the most energy efficient home in New Brunswick
With a $77 annual heating bill, the Naugler House has earned its bragging rights. With a heating bill of $77 for an entire winter, the Naugler House is without a doubt the most energy-efficient home in New Brunswick. Not only will it save money long-term, it is saving money right now...
A survey done for the Canadian Home Builders Association says that energy efficiency, open concept and functionality are the big selling trends. A market study by AVID Ratings Canada for the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) surveyed 12,000 homebuyers across Canada to see...
The Energy Efficiency Rating generated by Ecohabitation is based on the average consumption of a building of the same type as the building being rated, i.e. with the same square footage and same number of occupants. This rating can estimate if the building you are considering purchasing uses less...
LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
Historically, prefab homes have not had a reputation for high performance, but with the help of the sleek and sexy Beachaus I from Inhaus Developments Ltd., prefabs are securing their place among the smartest and most sustainable homes on the market.   Pre-fab homes are a very...