Energy efficiency upgrades / Guides

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...energy impact of population by location shows 55% of the energy consumed by a family living in a house in a suburban area is from travel. The figure drops to 26% for the same family living in the same house located in a neighborhood where work and key services can be accessed on foot or by public transportation. So w...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...energy-efficiency upgrades, cost $150.00 per sq. ft. to construct. The increase in cost to achieve Passive House energy efficiency over Canadian Building Code energy efficiency was 15%. With similar custom features a code-built house in Fredericton would have cost $130.00 per sq. ft. Operational costs for this Passiv...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...energy efficiency Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing efficient home appliances and electronics 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the be...

Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...energy bills. Learn about easy energy efficiency home upgrades - in our Building Guide pages you can learn about simple home improvements that save you money and energy while making your home more comfortable and more durable. While confined, we will eventually run out of drawers and closets to clean, so think big! ...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...energy efficiency and LEED® certification . For my part, I focused on residential building, and how to develop the best energy-efficient measures for home construction while keeping to a reasonable budget. During this time, I met Benoit Lavigueur, who founded BL Ecoconstruction in 2007. Together we worked on several ...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...energy-efficiency could reconcile their creative tensions in-house. These architects were young and their business almost brand-new, but there’s an important flipside to a lack of experience: a lack of baggage. They hadn’t yet pissed off a single person. We signed a contract. There should be therapists specializing i...

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...