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Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...home in Canada to be awarder the Leed Platinum v4 rating, and only the second in the world. Yep, here at EcoHome we're pretty proud of that! The Edelweiss Hom...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net square feet, 3 bedroom home rated at 15 kWh per square meter per year t...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...Home Energy Generation, which option is best? How the electrical grid is fed near you will be a huge factor in determining the carbon footprint of your home, ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...energy. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recover...

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...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...energy modellers are able to put together estimates of total energy use for a home. Below is our "Home Energy Rating Certificate", which shows the overall est...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...energy efficiency and lower utility bills. For part 9 buildings (smaller mixed-use homes and commercial buildings), energy modelling for the lower steps shoul...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by location and the local source of electric production. Heating with electricity from renewable resou...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages LEED Platinum prefab kit hom...

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

...energy efficiency that was possible, we proceeded to ignore it like we did electric vehicles, and continued to build very average homes that matched the energy ...