Energy efficient home design / Guides

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Home lighting: There are many factors that determine how much energy you will require to illuminate your home. A small, open concept home can get by with l...

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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 heal...

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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

...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 ...

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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...Design and Planning. “We wanted to show that building sustainably isn’t only for the affluent. With a little innovation homes can be both energy efficient and a...

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort and convenience

...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 ...

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Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...homebuyers value: 1. Walk-in closets 2. Energy-efficient appliances 3. General energy efficiency of the dwelling 4. Energy-ef...

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LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...energy efficient home. To achieve LEED certification of a home, builders are required to meet 19 prerequisite measures and a minimum amount of optional cre...

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Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...energy. Refrigerators and freezers run almost continuously, so it's very important that they are efficient (Energy Star) and are operated efficientlyas well...

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Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approximately one year. Some notable design features of the Midori U...

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Net Zero Energy home
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 homes that produce as much energy thro...

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The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...homes rating system. Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separat...

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