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Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...effecthomes.ca or calling 780-450-1399. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...effect for much longer, LEED for Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to single-family homes and low-rise multi-family units up to 3 stories. Midrise...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit ...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...effect of improving the economic advantage of a better-insulated home, higher mortgage rates will have the opposite effect. Worthy of note: A well-insulated pas...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...effectiveness study: A good return on investment is the biggest driver in building design, and the City of Vancouver knows it. To show builders the financial ...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...home to show a reading. There are radon hot spots all across the country where it is quite prevalent in homes, but whether a specific home will have a high re...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...home. An energy-efficient ‘eco home’ doesn’t necessarily need to cost a lot more than a code-built home because a lot of that depends on design , but choosing a...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...homes. Of that 20% chunk, 80% is used for space and water heating alone. That means that making the right energy choices for your home has a significant effect ...

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

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

...home ready for winter , and you know that Ecohome is North America's free online source of Green Building advice , see our Green Home Building guide pages to le...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Home agrees, though we do have "a thing" for non-toxic homes too, especially as high-efficiency homes tend to be more airtight, so the chemicals we choose to us...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...effective wall systems, they exist to protect home buyers by ensuring there is a bottom rung of performance we don't fall below. So if breaking thermal bridge...