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ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food produc...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the following. Triple-glazed windows (...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...home renewable energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...renewable energy generation features. Given that this is where the energy performance of your home is determined, it is also where the greatest amount of points...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...renewable energy sources both across the country and internationally. Their current projects include research into net zero energy solar buildings and homes (li...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sources....

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...homes will perform, and where improvements are best made to save money and energy - a balanced approach to building better homes accessible to all. A typical ho...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...renewable energy systems and the building philosophy that drove the design process. © Ecohome © Ecohome ...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...home construction. To render a container house energy efficient in a cold climate, you'd need to insulate it outside, and possibly inside as well. You would n...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by location and local source of production. Heating with electricity from renewable resources like win...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...homes that have been labelled using ERS to date. 2. Focus on energy performance and commoditization of net zero energy homes The pilot will focus on energy ...