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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...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...Green eco homes have higher resale values A Green Homes study back in 2017 by the University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC) lo...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...energy or release energy when it makes the most sense for you. They can now be programmed to disable high-consumption mechanical equipment like dryers and air c...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...energy efficiency: Any way you slice it, the deck is stacked against skylights in terms of their energy performance . They will add a little bit of heat on su...

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...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that encourages sustainable building...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy deman...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Energy homes The higher cost of energy combined with an increasing awareness of the global climate crisis is a driving force behind the trend towards more ene...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...green house gas. As a result of the 1990 Montreal Protocol to ban ozone-depleting gases - mainly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) took t...

Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...energy bills. Learn about easy energy efficiency home upgrades - in our Building Guide pages you can learn about simple home improvements that save you money ...