Green home design / Guides

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

...home The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive. An active solar home has an expensiv...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...green home is available on this site, but in the meantime if you live in a conventional home, start by reading our simple household improvement tips. 4. Lands...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...Green Homes on a Budget Maintaining healthy indoor air quality Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...designing highly flexible dwellings . From their website: "FabCab typically designs flexibility into a home so that its layout can be easily modifie...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi ...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Design Process (11 points) Green building begins at the design phase, and this category encourages builders to put together their building team early and invo...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid v...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...Designing a green home: Whether you are designing your home yourself, or having a professional do it , remember the principles we’ve outlined above. Be sure t...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Architect Designed Le Refuge modern green prefab kit home which is ideal...

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

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

...design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages on North America's favorite gr...