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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...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...designing home lighting, and heating your home. These pages outline some things you can do that will help reduce your consumption, and despite what is sometim...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

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...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...home The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive. An active solar home has an expensiv...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousands of years. What i...

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 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...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...homes rating system. Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate o...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...efficient home. To achieve LEED certification of a home, builders are required to meet 19 prerequisite measures and a minimum amount of optional credits. Leve...

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...

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