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Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building envelope N - Non-toxic - creating a heal...

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Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs

...building codes, and is a key component to us achieving an extremely energy efficient house. Thanks to our sponsor Roxul .

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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

...efficient than homes built to provincial building codes alone. ENERGY STAR is most commonly known for its evaluation of energy efficient appliances, fixtur...

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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...building sustainably isn’t only for the affluent. With a little innovation homes can be both energy efficient and affordable.” “We’re very excited to see t...

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LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Build...

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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive experience ...

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Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...building, most of us will have financial limits that we need to be realistic about. This does not mean that building an efficient home has to be a costly and se...

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Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...energy bill of such a building. Skyscrapers are notorious energy hogs as they seem if anything to be designed to shed heat in the winter rather than hold it. ...

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The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

...energy. These are homesteads, farms and schools fit for a challenging future of peak oil, climate change and economic transition." By running water through...

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Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...energy. Refrigerators and freezers run almost continuously, so it's very important that they are efficient (Energy Star) and are operated efficientlyas well...

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R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...energy consumption. To assess the impact of different roof insulation types on whole building energy performance, energy modelling was conducted of a building w...

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