Energy efficient home design / Guides

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if possible, has glazing oriented to the south for passive heat gain . Energy efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest draw is *almost always heatin...

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home? When paired with intelligent and connected home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and durable, and reduce our home energy consumption by as much as 30% if carefully configured and specified. Heating systems and lights can be turned on or off, c...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building...

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...

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!)

...home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi ...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...design, model, test and inspect net zero homes, as well as deliver the required training for building significantly more energy efficient homes. Building science training is mandatory for participation in the Canadian Home Builders' Association Net Zero Homes Labelling Program. This training introduces the concept of...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...ENERGY STAR for New Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provincial building codes alone. ENERGY STAR is most commonly known for its evaluation of energy efficient appliances, fixtures, windows and doors...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are pushing the envelope to design and build Net Zero Energy homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: A...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...homeowners when their children and their families live in the home. Education and information sharing: We have opened up the home to the public annually since 2015 for the Ecosolar home tour; so far over 800 people have viewed the home. This annual tour shows Edmonton’s most energy efficient homes and is run by volun...

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

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

...efficiently with electricity anywhere, is to cut your home heating demand first . That starts in the design phase with a commitment to building a more 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 become...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...designed to meet the anticipated consumption levels of the home, so Alain expects to see his bill reduced pretty much to $0. That is in essence, the very concept of Net Zero Energy Homes, when it all balances in the end. How water is heated with PV panels in a Zero Energy Home: In a super efficient Net Zero Energy ...