High performance homes / Guides

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

The best tips for buying windows

...High SHGC. 2. Choice of a High quality double pane or mid-level triple pane glazing. SHGC > 0,6. 3. The Difference choosing a Very high quality triple pane ...

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

...higher-performance the home is designed to be . Window flashing detail in a high-performance home with exterior insulation © Glen Sakuth Angled bottom...

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-performance building tape to seal the joints and the Larsen Trusses are effectively a cost-effective and lightweight way of creating a double-stud wall ass...

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 technique...

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 Pe...

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 Pe...

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 di...

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 Coeffi...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...homes, very poor performance 51 to 65 Older homes that have had upgrades 66 to 74 Homes built to provincial building codes 75 to 79 Energy efficient new h...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...highest possible achievement in the LEED for homes rating system. Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom...

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...