Energy modelling software / Guides

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...energy for multifamily projects pursuing PH certification. After the most recent update, the city's building code now recognizes PHPP software (passive house planning package) for energy modelling, meaning builders are no longer required to do a HOT2000 or ASHRAE 90.1 compliant model in addition to the PHPP modelling...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...energy and operating energy with the S1600, which showed embodied energy as a small fraction of the total footprint, and compared that to the embodied energy in homes built to code, was about half, as seen in the chart below. Percentage of embodied energy compared to total lifespan operational energy required of th...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...energy use June 14, 2012- June 12, 2013 Energy used for heating = 690.2 kWh or 4.28 kWh / [m2/a] Total home energy consumption = 4,018 kWh or 24.95 kWh / [m2/a] Code-built total home energy consumption = 28,228 kWh or 175.3 kWh / [m2/a] [Based on a Hot 2000 modelling software file for the same size, same desi...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...energy as it consumes. Not satisfied with that, they set out to create a building envelope designed specifically for his northern climate, one that could rely exclusively on the sun for its heating needs. Net Zero Energy , meet Net Zero Heat . Through a rigorous process of design and software energy modelling, Engi...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...energy or that they use their allotted energy in an identical fashion? As for Source Energy, the important thing to understand is that we’re talking about energy at its source. The bulk of energy gets lost in transport - up to two thirds of it here in North America. For every three kilowatts that leaves the power pla...

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

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...Energy systems: 5400 w photovoltaic solar panels with battery backup Radiant floor heat powered by a high efficiency gas boiler 84% efficient Zehnder Novus 300 ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was chosen over an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) , a...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...software energy modelling. They are also highly prone to air-infiltration du to cracks, also known as ‘checking’ and use enormous amounts of wood. Wood has an R-value of somewhere just over 1 per inch, so for an 8 inch wall you are looking at less than R10. So as pretty as they may be, efficient they are not. Eff...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations for home optimization

...Energy modeling is a process for determining the approximate energy a building will consume during operation. Data regarding location and climate, building design, materials, mechanical systems and appliances is entered into a software program to determine what the overall consumption of a building will be, and to atta...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...ENERGY STAR for New Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provincial building codes alone. ENERGY STAR is most commonly known for its evaluation of energy efficient appliances, fixtures, windows and doors...