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

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

...they make up much more surface area than any other part of the home. The walls would have been one of the most expensive parts of the home to upgrade, due to th...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

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

...homeowners money on utilities as well as increase the value of homes that take advantage of the assistance offered. The Home Energy Transparency Coalition appla...

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...The Government Leadership Award The Volunteer Leadership Award The Chapter Leadership Award The Green Building Champion Award The Industry Leadership Award The ...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...The goal for the project is to exceed the highest LEED for homes platinum rating in the country. The intent is also to achieve one of the highest Built Green B....

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...of wood the winter of 2014-15, and had a fire in the stove during at least part of the day during most every day that we were there last winter. For the year of...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...homes closer to the street, garages set back rather than being prominent features on the front of the house, and homes needed to have front porches. These ...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...the angle of the sun to the earth. The rear inclination is the ‘tilt’ of the panel relative to the earth. Since the incidence angle of the sun changes ea...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...of overhangs regulate the amount of sun entering the home depending on the season. 100% of the lighting in the home is LED. Heat recovery ventilation (including...

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

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...the home, unheated water is pumped through the concrete slab floor to help transfer the warmth of the sun from the southern exposure to the north end of the hou...


Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® Th...

EcoVéa,the intelligent shower

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

...of the way, let’s run the numbers. Calculations are based on the consumption of a family of four taking a daily shower for 10 minutes each at a temperature of 3...