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Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this model range of high-performance prefab homes is just over 36 feet long , and optimized for passive solar gain . This results in significant energy savings for this model of home ove...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...home building? Concrete in homes = high carbon footprint Have you seen a house without any concrete in it? it’s not impossible to build a home without concrete as you could rest a home on screw piles, but you really don’t see that very often. Almost every home in North America is either seated on a concrete foundat...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...homes are more affordable and eco-friendly that large homes, but are tiny homes on wheels green? Read here to find out if Tiny Houses are good for the environment . It seems somewhat contradictory for an environmentally conscious person to be dragging a tiny home behind a massive gas-guzzling truck, even more so if i...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...insulation, but it's no more a 'natural phenomenon' or 'living breathing organism' than a normal basement with exterior foam insulation . Unfortunately for many Earthship owners around the world, including insulation in the design was a revelation that only occurred to Reynolds after 30 years of telling people they d...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...homes . Find more pages about sustainable construction and how to reduce emissions on the pages below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . Take a closer look at the range of prefab eco homes available here If an affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes on one level are more suitable, see here fo...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...homes@cagbc.org or 1-866-941-1184. Check out our Green Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .

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

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

...home to collect heat from the sun . Passive cooling means providing natural shading to cool a home (such as deciduous trees, awnings or sun shades) . Passive heating and cooling using diagram © EcoHome As the word 'passive' indicates, there is virtually nothing that will require maintenance or repair. However...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home con...

Interior sheathing as air & vapor barriers in wood frame construction
Air and vapour barriers

Interior sheathing as an air and vapour or vapor barrier

...homes over the last couple of decades, and the old standby wall recipe of 2x6s, fiberglass insulation and polyethylene doesn't measure up anymore with building codes, nor the trend towards high performance housing. One aspect of wall assemblies that is garnering some well deserved attention lately is how we control t...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...homes are constructed are light-grade at best, and based on climatic conditions that no longer exist; this was the time when your basic home design was created. Note: the main image above is of Ecohome's Kenogami House, which was called ' The Most Resilient Home in North America' by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resili...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering specifications. If you are installing in-floor radiant heating, be sure to have it designed by engineer to properly locate the heating delivery system so as not to affect the structural integrity of the slab. Raft slab Installat...