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net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...built Custom Homes Ltd. Vancouver, BC www.sonbuilthomes.com Sustainable TO Toronto, ON www.sustainable.to Wrighthaven Homes Limited Elora, ON www.wrighthavenhomes.com Spring 2014 to Spring 2015: Houses will be constructed and then go through the R-2000 verification and labelling protoc...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...built environment for the better through the use of technology. Now you know more about calculating the carbon footprint of homes & buildings using the EC3 calculator from Skanska you can register to use it here . Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : How to ...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house

ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

...green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...built to code you may need a backup. So as a homeowner and builder, this is where you will need to decide between investing in insulation or an additional heating system. Either way, heat pumps are definitely a very efficient heating and cooling source for your home and in many cases the advantages can outweigh the dis...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a 96-square-foot structure with a sleeping loft “upstairs” and a 300-watt solar powered electrical system. This semester, his class went one better, constructing a 70 square-foot “living system” that can...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...built a at more affordable prices (faster construction, less labour required). Disadvantages: Urea-formaldehyde resin is used as a bonding agent. Emissions should be low in the final product (even meeting LEED v4 air quality standards) but test results have so far not been made available, so we temporarily hold o...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...built with natural and recycled materials, have no energy bills, use no fossil fuels, are passively heated and cooled and occupants live in harmony and balance with the earths natural cycles. This is nothing near to how they are actually being built anymore, but facts seldom interfere with the spreading of a familiar a...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...Green Building advice , see our Green Home Building guide pages to learn more about easy energy efficient home improvements , how to properly insulate an attic , When to replace old windows and when to repair them , How to choose the best windows and everything else you need to know about planning a renovation or new b...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...built. For other pages on eco friendly heating options see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Green Building , GreenSpec and recently the Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise eff...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

After completing a design workshop for high performance wall systems , teachers at the New Frontiers School Board in Ormstown, QC have settled on a building envelope that will outperform houses built to code by a factor of almost 3. The school will be releasing videos following the progress of this first of its kind p...