Efficient home design

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
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New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

With a $77 CAD annual heating bill, the Naugler House has earned its bragging rights as a Passive House design for cold climates. With a heating bill of $77 CAD 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 savin…

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
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The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

Developed by Alex Wilson, ENDURE is an acronym for a design concept that defines the essence of sustainable and efficient construction, and the foundation of our building philosophy for the Kenogami project. Alex Wilson is the founder of the journal Environmental Building News, Green Building, GreenSpec and recently t…

Midori Uchi
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A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

On September 10, 2012, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. officially broke ground on the "Midori Uchi", launching the construction of what they hope will be the greenest home in the country. Naikoon Contracting Ltd. is embarking on a new residential project that's expected to achieve some of the highest green residential constr…

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
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A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

Seeking to balance function, efficiency & budget is not an easy task; but this was the brief provided for the Warburg house. The question posed by the client was simple: could a contemporary & energy-efficient home be built for less than $100,000? Yes. On a wooded Canadian farmstead in rural Alberta, the new house rep…