Energy positive homes / Guides

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...Positive Energy Buildings , Living Building Challenge (LBC) rating or Net Zero Energy or ZNE labelled homes are the future for efficient & resilient constructio...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Energy Homes or even Positive Energy Homes all rely on the building envelope having a high level of insulation, and a managed level of Air Transfer Rate, prefer...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...energy over their lifetime than they will use. There are already many positive-production buildings with corresponding standards, but a Powerhouse certified bui...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...energy consumption within ideal parameters. Positive and negative air pressure: Neither positive nor negative air pressure in a home is good, as either puts...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Homes , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as , LEED for Homes and Passive House , and Net Ze...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...energy and operating energy If you consider the useful life of a building, about half of its carbon footprint comes from grey energy – or embodied carbon, and...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...Positive Energy, where I have yet to hear a podcast that I didn't want to listen to a second time, so check them out if you're like me and you think listening t...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...homes have become. But the custom homes being built on trailer beds have many limitations, mainly because they need to comply with the rules of the road as a ve...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...homes require less materials to build and less energy to operate. With a bit more thought and creativity on behalf of designers and builders, small homes don't ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Homes were not included in the ranking). LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce ca...

Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...positive you will complete the project, nor will they have confidence that what you build will have market value if they have to pull the plug on you at some po...