Energy consumption / Guides

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...Energy modeling is a process for determining the approximate energy a building will consume during operation. Data regarding location and climate, building desi...

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

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes:...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

LED filament bulbs

...energy consumed is still converted into heat, not light. LED is the opposite - about 80-90% of their energy consumption is converted into light, so they emit ...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...energy performance and generation to include the full lifecycle. In short, the entire ecological footprint of the building, including embodied energy of buildin...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...energy. Here are some ways to reduce their consumption: Crock pots and steamers use less energy than stove top cooking. Putting lids on pots reduces home ...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...energy required to bring the water to temperature. You will see the best return on your investment if you use it primarily as a heat source. How long it takes...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...energy consumption. Not only is it heat you don’t want, but your air conditioner has to work harder to counteract it. To give you a bit of perspective - having ...

Heat pump hot water heaters, why they're a good idea
Plumbing and water heaters

How heat pump hot water heaters work and why you should get one

...energy drain in a home after heating . so Air-to-water heat pump water heaters are potentially a big energy saver, particularly when the main heat source in a h...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...consumption naturally reduces the amount of energy necessary for its heating. Consequently, the EcoVéa allows savings of up to 80% in energy consumption of a ho...

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...ENERGY STAR certified. Products that are ENERGY STAR certified are known to use significantly less energy than their counterparts, often as much as 50%. You m...

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...energy consumption in real time, and what the share of ‘ghost’ consumption is. Ghost consumption refers to the power consumed by electronics that are not operat...