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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 phas...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...Home's Green Building Guides To see more videos from EcoHome demonstrating how to build Passive Solar Houses, Passive House & LEED Platinum Homes, see here

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

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...homes rating system. Designed for active living and built to last – this ultra modern 2000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate o...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, ...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...Homes rating system due to performance and a more moderate environmental impact than other window frames. Fibreglass is made from silica sand which is readily a...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...homes or not. Homebuyers are increasingly asking about health issues and operational costs when making home purchases. LEED Certified homes have a higher leve...

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 compulsor...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

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

...home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approximately one year. Some notable design features of the Midori U...

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...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit ...

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

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

...home. Below is our "Home Energy Rating Certificate", which shows the overall estimates, including the major details about the home, the systems, and expected ...