Energy Saving / Guides

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Check out our top energy saving guides here Top tips for planning and building a sustainable green home on a budget How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof bu...

Saving Energy in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Our Top Tips to Save Money
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Top tips for energy efficient swimming pools - reduce pool cleaning & running costs

...ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps specifically as they have been independently tested and certified to save energy and money. In fact, here’s what’s been proven: ENERGY STAR Certified in-ground pool pumps use up to 65% less energy than standard pool pumps and can save more than $450 a year in energy bill costs; and,...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...savings on your hydro bill Conclusions from an in-house test done by our Quebec office Ecohabitation shed some light on modern water saving fixtures. The consensus is that you can't actually tell the difference between a 9.5 lpm and a high quality 6.6 lpm showerhead. So with comfort and cleanliness out of the way, ...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...energy self-sufficient loft in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, planted at an altitude of 400m with a lake and hiking trails just outside the door. The Fun Box offers indoor and outdoor living space © Le Vertendre A huge bay window gives you an incomparable view of the surrounding nature, whic...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Energy audits help identify easy home energy efficient upgrades that can save money. What is home energy modelling? Home energy modeling is conducted prior to building to anticipate future energy costs . It is also called home energy modelling sometimes, depend...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...energy is an excellent global technology, but poorly insulated single family homes will get far more bang for the buck if the money is put into insulation instead, or balanced between energy saving renovations and high efficiency heat pumps . Now you know more about Geothermal heating for homes, learn more ab...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...saving energy and money. The calculated energy saving for a 4-person family home is 7339 MJ primary energy/year, i.e. the equivalent of an electricity saving of 600kWh/year. Features of the Hydraloop gray water system One of the hot green building trends of recent years are smart home features, as we now have the a...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...ENERGY STAR qualified doors with no cracks or air gaps At least three ENERGY STAR certified energy efficient major appliances For more information, visit the BMO . Genworth Canada: With their Energy-Efficient Housing Program, home buyers purchasing an energy-efficient home or making energy saving renovations ar...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...energy-efficient home, to focus on saving energy rather than injecting energy. By reducing the heat load of a home, the premium on a single BTU of electric heat becomes less of an issue if a house is designed to use 75% less energy, for example. And while electric heating may be more expensive in a given region at ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...energy and water consumption and waste diversion. The results were compelling: A 312,006 C02e tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which equates to taking 58,980 cars off the roads for a year. Energy savings of 1,600,321 eMWh, enough to power 54,307 homes in Canada for a full year. Home water conservatio...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...saving up to 30 per cent a year in energy and water costs. The homes were completed in three phases over three years, and have now been awarded LEED Gold Certification from the CaGBC. They are now all occupied by very happy families. “Through the generosity and foresight of the Canada Green Building Council, we were ...