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Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...homes that were attempting to reach Zero Net Energy, as it an provide comfort and help balance home temperatures with reduced energy demand for heating and cool...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...home. This saves energy by reducing the load on air conditioning systems and/or dehumidifier. A high efficiency of humidity transfer would be around 70% but thi...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...energy-efficient homes? Do you build airtight homes? Do you conduct blower door tests? Do you do energy modelling? What do you do to avoid thermal bridg...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...energy into AC power for your home and can be used throughout the home in a variety of ways. Types of solar panels There are a variety of types of solar pan...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...homes it is worth a check to make sure bathroom and kitchen fans aren't vented into the attic. Range hood over gas stove © Ecohome Home ventilation an...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable energy system is clean energy and will reduce the demand on our energy infrastructure, ...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Home agrees, though we do have "a thing" for non-toxic homes too, especially as high-efficiency homes tend to be more airtight, so the chemicals we choose to us...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...home building guide, how to build a passive solar home . Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive solar home design , Passive Hous...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousands of years. What is relatively new is the ra...

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...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...efficiency gas boiler 84% efficient Zehnder Novus 300 ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) While similar in concept, an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) was c...