Energy efficient building / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defini...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

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

...building sustainably isn’t only for the affluent. With a little innovation homes can be both energy efficient and affordable.” “We’re very excited to see the ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...energy efficient and the energy efficiency of a heat pump pool heater is measured by the coefficient of performance (COP). The higher the COP for the pool heate...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building envelope N - Non-toxic - creating a healthy...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and to raise awareness of energy-efficient green home building technique...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...efficient than homes built to provincial building codes alone. ENERGY STAR is most commonly known for its evaluation of energy efficient appliances, fixtures,...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...energy efficient upgrades that can save money. What is home energy modelling? Home energy modeling is conducted prior to building to anticipate future e...

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

...Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , N...

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!)

...Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy...

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...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...ENERGY STAR certified energy efficient major appliances For more information, visit the BMO . Genworth Canada: With their Energy-Efficient Housing Program...