Energy efficient home design /

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...

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...

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 ...

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 that was no longer able to fulfill its function. The architectural concept for the new home was simple: open, flexible, efficient (alsmost Zero Net Energy)...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...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 ef...

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...

The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar

...home The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive. An active solar home has an expe...

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