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Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero homes , the first of its kind in Alb...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Alberta, the North Saskatchewan River and an LRT station. To adhere to the principles of increased density within the urban core and to provide high quality stu...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

This project, affectionately referred to as Belgravia Green, is a collaboration between home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are...

LEED Homes

Find a LEED Provider

...Alberta: 4 Elements Integrated Design LTD. Tyler Hermanson info@4elementsdesign.net T: (403) 250-5514 110 32 Ave NE Calgary AB...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

On a wooded Canadian farmstead in rural Alberta, the new house replaced an old home that was no longer able to fulfill its function. The architectural concept ...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...Alberta and Ontario invites questions about how we build (making much of the land impermeable) and where we build (near rivers, by oceans and on floodplains). ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Alberta leading the way: Quebec British Columbia Alberta Nova Scotia Manitoba Saskatchewan New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Ed...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

Commercial Green Roof Case Study AB Canada Nestled in the Oldman River valley in Lethbridge Alberta, the green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature Centre (HSNC)...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canadian-developed rating system administered by...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...Alberta here or browse through the EcoHome Sustainable & Green Building Guides here . https://vancouver.ca/files/cov/passive-home-design.pdf

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...Alberta named John Larsen (hence the name), and while the original wall was 8 ¼” thick, they can be made as thick as you like. Larsen trusses use a variety of i...