Energy efficiency / Guides

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for ele...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...energy efficiency. It might seem a little intimidating at first to those of us who only had to worry about turning off the stove when we left the house, but once you get used to an automated home, you won't want to live without it. For example, if you leave and forget to close the skylight, it will close automaticall...

Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...efficiency, energy efficiency, accessibility, etc. It’s basically a sandbox to test and evaluate green building technologies,” said Glenn MacMillan, senior manager of water and energy at TRCA. No one will live in these particular houses, they will serve as research and training facilities only. Hopefully soon, however,...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...energy-efficiency has a multitude of benefits, with the most notable being that you get a more energy-efficient home that saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What homeowner wouldn’t applaud their governm...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills with grants of up to $5,000 to make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes and up to $600 to help with the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation. To help homeowners and build on these measures, the 2021 Federal Budget also proposed $4.4 billion o...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...energy performance and commoditization of net zero energy homes The pilot will focus on energy performance, though it will also make use of the 2014 R-2000 Standard’s five pick list categories: Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, Environmental Stewardship and Water Conservation. Since the pi...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...energy supply option. Most of the advances in solar power production come from increasing the efficiency of the photovoltaic cells; the goal being to increase the watts produced per panel. Joshua M. Pearce, professor of engineering at Michigan Technology University, recently published an article in Green Building Adv...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...energy refit high-efficiency renovations of existing home walls. It is a popular wall assembly for Passive House Certification as with attention to detail on air sealing it can result in an extremely energy efficient house. The typical design involves a standard code "tried & tested" traditional stick-framed wall w...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...energy has been even further developed in its ability to power houses! Energy itself cannot be created or destroyed, and every time an individual gets on a bike for whatever purpose, they are using their own food energy. So wouldn’t it be great if at the same time they were producing clean energy to help power devices ...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...energy consumption, though increased insulation will probably be the best option in most cases. The Big Picture: Energy While insulation R-values are important, what really matters is energy consumption. To assess the impact of different roof insulation types on whole building energy performance, energy modelling w...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...efficiency cannot be tested to the same standards as other heat recovery ventilators. This is one of the points of quantifying the actual energy efficiency of the product. The current efficiency of the product is tested according to European standard (DIN 308 / DIBt protocol) and it would be beneficial to establish the...