Energy efficient windows / Guides

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...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...efficient construction methods rather than building to meet the minimum performance requirements of the city's building regulations. The conclusions are of co...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...windows and doors for Zero Net Energy homes , with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient [SHGC] of 0.18 and a North American Fenestration Standards [NAFS] performance g...

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 ...

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 .

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...energy-efficient; you need to consider your own quality of life, and think about the type of space you want to inhabit. If it’s a space that will not lend itsel...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...energy. Water conservation and material selection strategies are also commendable . Project Performance: Energy intensity 26 KWh/m2/year. All energy require...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...energy, but when in a room at normal uniform temperature we get back about 50 W of energy, resulting in a net loss of about 100 W. The net loss you experience w...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

FabCab’s approach to sustainability is simple — design healthy, efficient environments to accommodate varied lifestyles. Dedicated to designing a space that is...

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...