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heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...efficiency, domestic hot water becomes the single biggest consumer of energy. To tackle that we have two heat pumps that together will drop that demand dramatic...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...efficiency of your home. Ontario: Examples of Programs Supporting Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentive...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...efficiency, and the ceiling fan is a big part of making that happen. This video explains the relationship between those systems. Thanks to our sponsor Aeratron ...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...efficiency efforts, LEED® Version 4 awards 2 points for monitoring energy and water consumption in real time. The points can be obtained through a monitor that ...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Efficiency buildings like LEED certified, Passive House, ZNE , Passive Solar, Zero Energy Homes or even Positive Energy Homes all rely on the building envelope ...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive Hous...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

...efficiency away at the same time. Finally, you have to like the design and quality. We were looking for simple lines but mainly for the concealed trap way, or...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest draw is...

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

Heating with electricity

...efficiency is only about 30%. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by ...

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

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

...efficiency’. See? Nothing to get freaked out about, at least not yet... The Upper Steps will require builders and designers to adopt a more integrated approac...

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

...efficiency HPPH & size it correctly: The COP is the efficiency rating of the HPPH . Heat pump pool heaters are really energy efficient and the energy efficien...