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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

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale or certified (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building techniques, this is not an elite club you that you should either commit to or feel excluded from. Passive heating and cooling in homes is simply a matter of determinin...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and to raise awareness of energy-efficient green home building techniques among builders. Through participating in this pilot project, every builder became licensed as, o...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...homes built in the 1940s and 50s, which is a lot of living space considering family size has dropped from an average of over 5 people per home a generation ago to under 3 people per home today. Compare that to Tiny House builders that are producing fully-functioning homes that are as little as 100 square feet, probab...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...homeowner and part of the Ecohome design team, Alain Hamel will continue to experiment with the latest energy systems to further enhance the performance and thermal comfort of his home. The next system to be installed will be an air-to-water heat pump which will serve as an air conditioner. In effect this will prevent ...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...home look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance. From SAB's website: The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, including new construction, exist...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...green building practices. The students who walk out their doors will enter a job market that is increasingly demanding better performing homes and they will have the skills that homeowners and builders will be looking for. The school is hosting a fundraiser on October 25th to facilitate this project, known as 'Our Ho...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

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

...greenest homes once completed in 2013." "Midori Uchi", which means "green home" in Japanese, will be a contemporary 3,100 square foot single family residence in North Vancouver's Central Lonsdale area. The goal for the project is to exceed the highest LEED for homes platinum rating in the country. The intent is als...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...homes , LEED V4 , Passive House Certification and all other Green home rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography See more LEED Homes designs here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Architect: Superkul Inc.

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...homes@cagbc.org or 1-866-941-1184. Check out our Green Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...Green Building Guides - at North America's online Green Building Website, EcoHome.net