Energy efficient windows / Guides

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...Energy Recovery Ventilation ( ERV ) is the process of exchanging the energy contained in normally fan extracted stale or humid air from homes and using it to tr...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Energy-efficient performance Energy modelling for Quebec based on average weather conditions indicates that the S1600 will consume approximately 9,316 kWh per...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...efficient way to heat with wood, as they burn efficiently, and the exhaust gas is directed through a lengthy series of heat exchange channels that warm the ston...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...energy efficiency could offer much greater returns if put towards heat retention instead - better windows , additional insulation, better tapes and membranes fo...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...energy-efficient wall assembly that includes large, high-quality windows. If your desire is to use a solarium as a makeshift greenhouse for growing ornamental...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...efficient bulbs keeps dropping. Efficient bulbs save a lot of energy and money in the long run. See our page all the benefits of efficient home lighting . A...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...energy will be saved by using that particular device. Although it requires the operation of a fan on a continual basis, the energy recovered from the inside air...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...energy efficient home construction in the Ecohome guide pages .

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...energy would be provided by the sun (passive heating and photovoltaic power generation). The remaining 25% of required energy would be provided via a gasoline...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...Windows: Unfortunately, at the time we built the SCH the best windows were only about R2. These windows were essentially holes in the walls. We placed most of...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...energy efficient home upgrades When to replace old windows and when to repair them How to choose the best windows Everything you need to know ...