Green energy / Guides

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...energy performance and commoditization of net zero energy homes The pilot will focus on energy performance, though it will also make use of the 2014 R-2000 St...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...energy, creates drinking water from rainwater and treats wastewater onsite. The CIRS building includes a green roof courtyard © Don Erhardt CIRS will be an inte...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...green residential construction standards in the country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which has developed a ...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green building industry’s long-standing focus on reducing greenhouse gases through energy efficiency and renewable/low-carbon energy supplies. "Every building...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...Energy and Environmental Design) is the industry standard for green building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest award. The living Buildi...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...green building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the ...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...energy input. If more light is fed to the panels through a reflector, the temperature variations of the panels themselves will be greater, and the energy output...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...energy and operating energy with the S1600, which showed embodied energy as a small fraction of the total foorprint, and compared that to the embodied energy in...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...green energy jobs' that we hear so much talk about. And these jobs are not concentrated in one manufacturing sector or remote location; they are created exactly...