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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 home...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

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

...home upgrades are carried out, encouraging homeowners to take advantage of government-funded renovation and retrofit programs. “Universal home energy labelling ...

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 .

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...Home © Falcon Ridge Contracting To see more about Net Zero Homes see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides Net Zero Home flo...

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

...home tour; so far over 800 people have viewed the home. This annual tour shows Edmonton’s most energy efficient homes and is run by volunteers, operating since ...

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!)

...rating possible for a home that is not net-zero, a considerable achievement on such a small budget. By incorporating emerging technologies and innovative cons...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...home sizes . Small homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At lea...

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...

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

Which house plants 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 st...

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

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

...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 ra...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...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...