Efficient home design / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...Designing a green home: Whether you are designing your home yourself, or having a professional do it , remember the principles we’ve outlined above. Be sure t...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise e...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...designer and try to talk you into their own favourite practices. Let the designers design and the builders build. So that's how to design a home for human com...

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home? When paired with intelligent and connected home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and ...

Water efficient bathroom fixtures
Plumbing and water heaters

Plumbing & water

...efficient ones, and you could feasibly cut your consumption in half if you live in an older home. There is a great return on investment to be had here, and you'...

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!)

...home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi Bioi is a small design studio based...

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

...home office, a secondary accommodation on top of the garage and two electric vehicles. In designing the home we applied the principles of passive solar design...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...Homes - the design & certification process In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Progr...

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

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are pushing the envelope to design and build Net Zero homes that produce as much energy thro...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...design healthy, efficient environments to accommodate varied lifestyles. Dedicated to designing a space that is usable for people with a range of ages and abili...