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Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Green Building Guides A green building video series on our website And the EcoHome Green Building YouTube channel . More about LEED V4 certification Mor...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada (HUDAC) Mr Rob Dumont, University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Prof. George Green, University of Saskatchewa...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...greenhouse gases. The only way choosing XPS foam over other types of insulation will make the planet greener is by helping frozen tundra come back to life. Fo...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...Housing Corporation), you must not pour concrete into a frozen formwork. In addition, the concrete must be kept at a temperature greater than 10°C for the three...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...housing. One aspect of wall assemblies that is garnering some well deserved attention lately is how we control the migration of moisture. A polyethylene vapou...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...Housing Corporation (CMHC) estimated at around 230 m3 the annual water heating savings achieved with a gas-fired instantaneous water heater; at a cost per cubic...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...Green Building Guides on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Ann Cavlovic is a writer living in the Ottawa area. Her fiction and ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...housing conditions can reduce morbidity from asthma and respiratory allergies. Condensation, relative humidity, temperature and health problems graph - how ...

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

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero home...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...housing, smoke from fires is more able to dissipate without having the same impact on local human health as it can in dense urban areas. Smoke from wood sto...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...greenhouse gases generated overall. This role is being acknowledged internationally at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 meetings in Paris on Dec. 3, when ...