High performance homes / Guides

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...high it will go before it peaks. If prefab homes sound like a low-quality option due to a preconceived notion you have about modular houses, think again because modern prefab homes are often better than site built homes. You can see our LEED and Passive House-ready prefab kit house models here ; each models performs ...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...highest performing windows on the market. Read more about high performance suspended film windows here. How to install windows properly: Proper installation is the key to long window life and high performance . Buying the best windows in the world will be a waste of money if you install them poorly. Windows should ...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...performance is also sunk! Further reading for water & air sealing & building envelope permeability in homes: Find out All about Air & Vapour Barriers in High Performance Homes - EcoHome Guide Discover the Aerobarrier Home & Attic Air Sealing Spray - EcoHome Guide Replacing Polyethylene Vapor Barriers with P...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...homes are a very credible option for high performance home construction. When it comes to high efficiency sustainable housing , until recently prefab homes didn't even show up on the radar. A few companies in recent years have taken huge steps to change that, notably with the recent completion of the Beachaus I in th...

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...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...high R-value building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building incorporating a double-stud wall design but it is also ideal for deep energy refit high-efficiency renovations of existing home walls. It is a popul...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...High-Performance Wall Brands : Dörken Delta membranes Climatizer Insulation, high density cellulose insulation High-efficiency doors and windows High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...High-Performance Wall Brands : Dörken Delta membranes Climatizer Insulation, high density cellulose insulation High-efficiency doors and windows High Performance Windows & Doors are an essential part of all homes when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs ...

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

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

...homes , it is a true shame that most large developers continue to supply the market with poorly-performing homes. And since these homes have minimal amounts of insulation and high levels or air leakage, occupants are left with almost no affordable option in some cases other than to heat with gas. So, what if homes we...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Homes - introducing the Abri range These ultra high performance prefabricated homes have a size to suit every family and budget . With a contemporary style and extremely high quality of construction, these bright and well designed homes are an affordable and high quality choice when thinking of building a new place t...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...high-performance, airtight building envelope - including triple-pane high efficiency windows and doors for Zero Net Energy homes , with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient [SHGC] of 0.18 and a North American Fenestration Standards [NAFS] performance grade rating of PG50 Plus. A modern design of Net Zero Home ...