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The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...2 bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your pants in in the morning. Or having friends stay over who actually get to sleep in a real bed! The LEED for Homes ready modern style not...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...bedroom and one for the bathroom), and two hydronic baseboard registers upstairs. This system provides amazingly warm and comfy floors in the bedrooms when we run the heating system. Some people with heated floors don't get to have the warm foot experience that often with high efficiency homes, but this has not been th...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...2,000 homebuyers across Canada to see what Canadians are looking for when they go house shopping. We were pleased but not at all surprised by the results - here they are: The top 10 assets that homebuyers value: 1. Walk-in closets 2. Energy-efficient appliances 3. General energy efficiency of the dwelling ...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...27 kWh/m 2 or 27.1 kWh/10 2 ft over a regular chilly north-eastern year - equivalent to just $770 USD per YEAR - or $65 USD per month total energy bill. Add a solar heated floor, or specify Zero Energy Ready and add Solar PV to the south facing side of the roof, and this home is able to generate zero energy bills, an...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...2. Office and bedroom furniture Newer materials often contain formaldehyde, which will be off-gassing into your home for years. That alone makes the case for antiquing if you have a fat wallet, or garage sale trolling if you don't. Formaldehyde in furnishings will evaporate over time, so for that reason alone, the ol...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...20 years living in it. The ‘Toronto Healthy House’ design concept As a semi-detached, three-bedroom, 1700 square foot home, in size this is nothing out of the ordinary. But the efforts and strategies put in place for autonomy and reduced resource-consumption during operation made this house a big news maker in its ...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...2.1 and 2 are the recognized standards for ventilation and indoor air quality (IAQ) . According to the current version of the ASHRAE standard (2013), the calculation for individual homes is as follows: Q = 7.5 cfm/occupant + 3 cfm/100 ft² of living area =12.75 m³/h per occupant + 5.5 m³/h per 10 m² of living area...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...2020, are perhaps best described as sustainable construction design philosophies, tools, and even education. So below is a list of green building trends for 2020 and product improvements that we are pretty excited about. These either arrived in 2019, made serious ground in 2019 or are expected to be released in 2020. S...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...2, which is 6 times lower than code compliant construction of an equivalent house in Quebec. Six times lower - imagine the impact if all homes were built to reduce their carbon footprint by a factor of six! The first S1600 prefab home out of the factory was assembled in the Montreal Stadium for a 2019 home show, then...