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Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...efficient house - one that could radically reduce home energy bills by being built efficiently enough to create huge energy savings compared to a standard "code...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...efficient three-storey home; one that takes advantage of active sustainable systems integrated with as many low-cost passive sustainable strategies as possible....

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...energy other homes required. The premise was to rely as much as possible on the energy freely available from the sun. The Saskatchewan Conservation House was ...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Energy retrofitting tax incentives and rebates Conducting a blower door test will likely be required for energy-efficient home renovation tax credits , and, i...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...Energy Star windows , doors and appliances. Along with those incentives, efficient appliances usually save more over their lifetimes than the added cost and wil...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...energy-efficient homes? Do you build airtight homes? Do you conduct blower door tests? Do you do energy modelling? What do you do to avoid thermal bridg...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...efficient energy saving lighting in the built environment affects natural human biorhythms, can lead to fatigue, and reduce our ability to concentrate - especia...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...energy needed to run your home. Improving the seal of windows and doors , replacing old inefficient doors and windows, install electronic thermostats and dimmer...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...energy system is clean energy and will reduce the demand on our energy infrastructure, and consequently emissions. Passive solar heating Passive solar heati...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...windows you install. If you ran an energy simulation model to find out how well a wall would perform but you neglected to calculate thermal bridges, you would...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...energy-efficiency has a multitude of benefits, with the most notable being that you get a more energy-efficient home that saves you money . An energy-efficient ...