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HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Home Energy Transparency Coalition: The Home Energy Transparency Coalition comprises the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ontario Home Builders Association,...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buying , and all you need to know about green home renovations and upgrades in the Ecohome Green Home Building Guide...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...efficiency of your home. Ontario: Examples of Programs Supporting Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentive...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than homes built to provinci...

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

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...Home © Falcon Ridge Contracting To see more about Net Zero Homes see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Net Zero Home flo...

Real estate

Real estate

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to ...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...home? Really well as it happens, see a great example of a split system heatpump installation in the Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Home below: The Edelweiss Hou...

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...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Home lighting: There are many factors that determine how much energy you will require to illuminate your home. A small, open concept home can get by with less...

Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

Watch more videos Toilets usually account for about a third of the indoor water use of a home , so toilets that carry the EPA WaterSense® label are a g...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are pushing the envelope to design and build Net Zero homes that produce as much energy thro...

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