Building energy efficient / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defini...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...energy efficient and the energy efficiency of a heat pump pool heater is measured by the coefficient of performance (COP). The higher the COP for the pool heate...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 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 the ...

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 healthy...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and to raise awareness of energy-efficient green home building technique...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...energy-efficient buildings that will help the province meet its goal of having all new buildings be Net Zero Energy ready by the year 2032. The City of Vancouve...

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. ...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , N...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

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

Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea
Plumbing and water heaters

How heat pump hot water heaters work and why you should get one

...energy drain in a home after heating . so Air-to-water heat pump water heaters are potentially a big energy saver, particularly when the main heat source in a h...

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...