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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...

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...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...efficient Zehnder Novus 300 ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was chosen over an HRV (Heat Reco...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...energy of buildings is finally gaining the attention it deserves; an example is the release of the EC3 Calculator for calculating the carbon footprint of buildi...

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...

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...