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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...

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...

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 .

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!)

...efficient (alsmost Zero Net Energy), and for an economical budget. The first problem the architects encountered was a high water table on the building site...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Real estate

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

...Energy-efficient appliances 3. General energy efficiency of the dwelling 4. Energy-efficient windows 5. Kitchen island 6...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Energy-Efficient Housing Program, home buyers purchasing an energy-efficient home or making energy saving renovations are eligible for a 10% refund of the Genwo...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...energy necessary for its heating. Consequently, the EcoVéa allows savings of up to 80% in energy consumption of a hot shower." With a concept this simple i...

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