Energy recovery / 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...

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

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...Energy recovery from exhaust air is becoming common place in cold regions, and two types of equipment can do this - an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) and an ER...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...energy necessary for its heating. Consequently, the EcoVéa allows savings of up to 80% in energy consumption of a hot shower." With a concept this simple in t...

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...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...Energy efficiency : The system has a high heat recovery, and performance is not dependant on the quality of duct installation. Operational cost: The energy re...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...recovery, and high performance heating and ventilation systems – saving up to 30 per cent a year in energy and water costs. The homes were completed in three ph...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...energy. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recover...

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 Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was chosen over an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) , as they are pa...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...recovery Grey water heat recovery drain pipe © Ecohome Grey water heat recovery is a system that runs your hot water intake through thin copper pipes wr...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...recovery rates, improving worker productivity and slashing energy bills. These claims were made ahead of last month's World Green Building Week, an annual e...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Energy recovery air exchanger : Allows for a high level of heat and moisture recovery while providing fresh air Range hood for exhausting cooking pollutants (...