Home rating systems / Guides

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...home with a reference home of similar size in a similar climate. Typical Energuide ratings: 0 to 50 Older homes, very poor performance 51 to 65 Older homes that have had upgrades 66 to 74 Homes built to provincial building codes 75 to 79 Energy efficient new homes 8 0 to 90 New homes built for extremely hig...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...homes , LEED V4 , Passive House Certification and all other Green home rating systems for Canada and the U.S.A. in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...home must achieve a minimum energy performance rating of ERS (EnerGuide) 76 or HERS (Home Energy Rating System) 80. This will be determined during the compulsory energy rating blower door test. 11.1 Refrigerant charge test: If your home has an air conditioning system with refrigerants, provide proof of a proper ref...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...home’s EnerGuide rating . The tool has also allowed individual designers and builders to see their home’s projected performance while still in the design phase, and explore different options in order to achieve desired results. The response to MIBOP from both CEAs and builders has been excellent. “This streamlined ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be more than just cool toys, they can optimize the performance of your home. Having an Ipad control centre that allows you to remotely operate systems by a smart phone can make fun gadgets an important part of high performance housing. To be able to control thi...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...home’s operational systems, as well as provide homeowners with the completed LEED checklist and accompanying paperwork, including manuals on all home systems. Once all of the prerequisites are met, the LEED rating system is a fairly adaptable process. Modest sized homes are encouraged, but larger homes can meet certi...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...homes and furnaces, and find the best pricing, see here Do Electrostatic air filters work? Electrostatic air filters for homes are another product that has very little real-world value . The LEED for Homes Rating system is the most internationally recognized green home building rating system and focuses heavily on ...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

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

...homes once completed in 2013." "Midori Uchi", which means "green home" in Japanese, will be a contemporary 3,100 square foot single family residence in North Vancouver's Central Lonsdale area. The goal for the project is to exceed the highest LEED for homes platinum rating in the country. The intent is also to achi...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...home with the appropriate MERV rating. Home air quality is a growing issue as homes become more energy efficient and airtight . Ventilation systems are now standard requirements in most national and regional building codes and serve to provide fresh air to indoor environments, but we should also be aware of the types...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi ...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale or certified (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building techniques, this is not an elite club you that you should either commit to or feel excluded from. Passive heating and cooling in homes is simply a matter of determinin...