Energy efficient lighting / Guides

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...energy they consume, 80% is converted into heat, while only 20% is converted into light. Compare that to LED’s which are 80% efficient, meaning they convert 80%...

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...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...lighting: EXAMPLE 1 There are many factors that determine how much energy you will require to illuminate your home. A small, open concept home can get b...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...energy? Build more efficient homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an off-grid home , or even how to build an off-gr...

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 energ...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...energy efficient lighting and appliances: All electrical appliances and lights generate heat, everything down to your laptop and TV. But first set your sights...

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

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...Efficient design, durability, air quality and natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems l...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...Energy efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest ...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...Lighting Just in the last 3-4 years, there has been a sea change in lighting, as LED technologies have become cost-competitive with the compact fluorescents a...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...Energy efficient appliances and low-flow faucets reduce hot water requirements and LED bulbs and design for natural lighting keep the house bright with very lit...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...energy. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recover...