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The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Check out our top energy saving guides here Top tips for planning and building a sustainable green home on a budget How to design a home that uses less energy Future-proof bu...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...energy has been even further developed in its ability to power houses! Energy itself cannot be created or destroyed, and every time an individual gets on a bike for whatever purpose, they are using their own food energy. So wouldn’t it be great if at the same time they were producing clean energy to help power devices ...

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...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...energy rating © Ecohome Grants for homeowners to invest in solar and geothermal systems Financial incentives for the purchase of energy efficient houses Establishing a mandatory energy rating for homes (fear not homeowners, inspection budgets will be paid for by the governmentt) Implementing energy retrofit programs fo...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy Performance under the R-2000 Net Zero Energy Pilot! That covers the Results of the Net Zero Energy Pilot. Read here about the Launch of the Net Zero Energy Pilot , and for more information on Green Home Rating Systems such as Passive House or LEED , or to Learn What Questions you Should Ask a Solar Panel Contr...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Energy Step Code in British Columbia, Canada is one example. A blower door test is often an essential part of a home audit, we don’t know for sure just yet if it will be part of the free home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & I...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...green building techniques here : Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green home." LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To quote the U.S Office of Federal Environmental Executive, “green building’ is de...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...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 methods to achieve Net Zero energy...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...energy-efficient home, to focus on saving energy rather than injecting energy. By reducing the heat load of a home, the premium on a single BTU of electric heat becomes less of an issue if a house is designed to use 75% less energy, for example. And while electric heating may be more expensive in a given region at ...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

...energy that is often dumped from wind farms at off-peak hours, and to be able to ramp up the supply instantly with stored green energy. ”We have a lot of energy from the windmills and sometimes it just gets lost because there isn't enough demand for the electricity", said a spokeswoman for Belgium's North Sea ministe...