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Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...energy compared to an equal volume of water. It is anticipated that this system will supply all of the domestic hot water, and the entire energy needed for heating this close to net zero energy house, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Net Zero Energy design Kenogami House ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...Energy Certificates (RECs), and Canadians can purchase green power through Bullfrog Power , a green energy broker. When you purchase what amounts to being 'green energy credits', what you are doing is paying a premium to ensure that an equal amount of renewable energy is fed into the grid to offset the energy consump...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive experience and innovative strategies to clean energy project development generating a suite of social and economic benefits for Indigenous communities and peoples. We are ...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable energy system is clean energy and will reduce the demand on our energy infrastructure, and consequently emissions. Passive solar heating Passive solar heating is the conce...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...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...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Energy homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate diverse ...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Energy audits help identify easy home energy efficient upgrades that can save money. What is home energy modelling? Home energy modeling is conducted prior to building to anticipate future energy costs . It is also called home energy modelling sometimes, depend...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy Homes? In a nut shell, a Net Zero Energy House is one that produces as much energy as it consumes. It starts with an energy efficient building envelope, high-quality windows , high-efficiency heating and ventilation systems to keep the overall consumption of the home as low as possible, and then renewable ener...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero energy homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy Community in Calgary, Alberta

...energy homes , the first of its kind in Alberta. A ‘ Net Zero Energy ’ home on an annual basis generates as much or more power than it consumes, and each of these homes will achieve that. Wall panels and roof components were pre-made in the company’s manufacturing facility in Edmonton, then shipped to Calgary for ass...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...energy that will be consumed by appliances, electronics and lighting. Read the tags on appliances to see what they consume, and look for those that are ENERGY STAR certified. LED lights will save electricity and money, they will also help keep your house cooler in the summer. Incandescent bulbs convert 80% of their ene...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Energy Transparency Coalition applauds the Ontario government for taking a bold step in the fight against climate change. About the Home Energy Transparency Coalition: The Home Energy Transparency Coalition comprises the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ontario Home Builders Association, Clean Economy Alliance, and...