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

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...home for a manageable cost. The second trend is large increases in efficiency of all of the electronics used in our homes. The normal, high-efficiency, often ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Energy & Atmosphere (38 points) Our homes are an enormous consumer of energy. This LEED category aims to reduce overall operational consumption through better...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...home automation , programmable thermostats and energy efficiency Smart homes & devices - energy efficient automated home design Choosing efficient h...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...home not only exudes a cool modern style, but it also has true eco home substance . Factory-engineered with precision to have such a high level of energy effici...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...home-energy labeling for new homes and resales – similar to the label you’d see stuck to a new appliance - so that homeowners can estimate what the monthly ener...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...energy efficiency and LEED® certification . For my part, I focused on residential building, and how to develop the best energy-efficient measures for home const...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...efficiency, and a 60 Watt version at 17.1% efficiency. Dow shingles did recently receive some industry accolades, as they were named the “best energy-efficient ...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...energy efficiency during the design process of his new home. Alain enlisted the help of Ecohome (and Quebec counterpart Écohabitation), and together they set ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...Energy & Atmosphere (EA) 1.1 Performance: Your home must achieve a minimum energy performance rating of ERS (EnerGuide) 76 or HERS (Home Energy Rating Syste...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohom...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. This home was built with dense-packed (or dense-blown) cellulose a...