Designing a green home / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept, design and architecture

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

...ans less land to excavate, less materials to manufacture and ship, less space to heat, less space to cool, less taxes to pay, less to clean. And they are always...

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

...as that all mechanical equipment had to be simple, locally accessible and able to be installed by local trades people. A secondary suite was integrated int...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...at most homes from the early 70’s and older have lead paint in the walls so if you’re gutting it at all wear a good respirator. Lead paint by the way, once pain...

Concept, design and architecture

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...ast minute as product availability can be a problem at times, and even more so with higher quality materials that aren’t usually available at the average big bo...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...aluable green space in more remote areas. FabCab didn't stop at environmental sustainability; they also strove to achieve social sustainability by desig...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

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

...at the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, homes have to be designed to take advantage of the free heat available from the sun, and heavily...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...at was both environmentally responsible and local. Also, wood pellets are an inexpensive way to heat a home. We are also fortunate in Quebec to have an abundant...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...anadian provinces and a solar panel price would be fairly constant nationally, it also makes less financial sense for someone in Quebec to install a solar panel...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...ants as a priority. A home must be relatively simple and affordable to occupy, operate and maintain. Features: Ease of access to mechanical compon...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...and multi-family towers have been a prevalent part of the urban landscape for decades. Not so long ago, the dream of a detached home began to disappear for many...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...a simply designed yet elegant Scandanavian feel, passively heated slab-on-grade rancher capable of housing a family of 4 comfortably in a sustainably sized home...

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