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Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...home design was created. Note: the main image above is of Ecohome's Kenogami House, which was called ' The Most Resilient Home in North America' by Alex Wilso...

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...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...designer and try to talk you into their own favourite practices. Let the designers design and the builders build. So that's how to design a home for human com...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it called The Passive...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...home lighting design should be the orientation of windows for quality of life, but also passive solar heat gain. Not only does the sun offer free heat, but free...

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...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Homes program, the first project and home in Canada to do so. Not only that, the EcoHome Edelweiss House project was only the second LEED V4 Platinum home certi...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...homes. 'Storage' should always be kept in mind during home design, many solutions are easiest to implement if they are built in during original construction. ...