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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 LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography See more LEED Homes designs h...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...Home designs will begin at 1,600 square feet for $288,900 (plus lot and taxes), a size and price that keeps them easily competitive with conventionally built homes for purchase price. When it comes to operational costs though, these homes will likely leave the competition far behind. “We are aiming for at least Gold,...

Exterior air barrier membrane © Ecohome
Air and vapour barriers

How to install an air barrier for reduced air leakage

...home YouTube channel here The Ecohome Demo House has a vapour permeable exterior air barrier and with an ACH rate of .69 is many times more airtight than the average new home. Air leakage can be responsible for up to 1/3 of the total heat loss of a home and cause significant moisture damage in walls, as one small hol...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...homes and kit homes: You can purchase a shell (four walls and a roof), and finish the inside yourself. This can be an interesting option for the beginner who wants to build their own home but is intimidated by the idea of taking on an entire building project. Manufacturers of prefabricated homes can help you with t...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...homeowners to produce their own energy. Some of the other provinces seem to be lagging behind, offering artificially low rates and no net metering buy-back plan, rendering home renewable energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any h...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...home. It's always best to build your homes and greenhouses on solid ground, unless you're on the run from the law and need to be ready to flee in the middle of the night. With a tomato. If the owner of this clever building stumbles across this article – please understand I think your home is beautiful (as seen in the...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LEED & Zero Energy Homes Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home? And to see more guide pages in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings - Click Here

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...designs flexibility into a home so that its layout can be easily modified when the need arises, which reduces the need for expensive and wasteful remodeling down the road. In this way, the home remains appropriate for multiple life transitions, reduces a person’s need to move, and increases both the longevity and the m...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...home: In your gut, do you dread more the idea of keeping the home, or the idea of tearing it down? Is the home layout something you can see yourself being happy in for years ahead? Can the house layout and size be easily modified to meet your current and future needs? Do you plan to live in the home long term...

Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

...home comfort , energy efficiency and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating Delivery Options - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for ...

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

...designs could work as a practical liveable home, it was one of the first houses ever to have its fresh air supplied by heat recovery ventilation , which is now standard on any high-performance cold climate home. After seeing firsthand in a hostile climate in North America with the Conservation House the kind of energ...