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Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Different Electric Home Heating Types - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Mandatory Energy Labeling for Homes Could be Bad...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...energy? Build more efficient homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an off-grid home , or even how to build an off-grid Tiny Home , check out our building guide pages , or use our Edelweiss House as an example of what is possible when you design for optimum energy efficiency f...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Energy efficiency upgrades are to do the simple & cheapest ones first © Ecohome 10 Home improvement tips that save money: The following 10 tips for energy efficiency are guaranteed to save money! Save Energy Sensibly: In winter, turning your thermostat down 4 degrees Fahrenheit , wearing socks in the home and...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...home, so Alain expects to see his bill reduced pretty much to $0. That is in essence, the very concept of Net Zero Energy Homes, when it all balances in the end. How water is heated with PV panels in a Zero Energy Home: In a super efficient Net Zero Energy home, and as can be seen in the diagram below, photovoltaic...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The Azelio website Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - Also, learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...energy and operating energy with the S1600, which showed embodied energy as a small fraction of the total footprint, and compared that to the embodied energy in homes built to code, was about half, as seen in the chart below. Percentage of embodied energy compared to total lifespan operational energy required of th...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Electric Home Heating - Which Types are Best? Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to Generate Power at Home? Find more about green home construction and reap the benefit...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...renewable energy, performance-minded builders would be wise to also consider the CaGBCs Zero Carbon Program initiated in May 2017. Read more about LEED for homes certification , Passive House , Net Zero Labelled homes and all other Green Home Rating systems in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages .

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...home lighting and energy efficiency in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . All About Home Lighting Design Different Electric Home Heating Types - Which are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Powe...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...home upgrades for health and efficiency. It isn’t necessary to embark on an expensive remodeling project, you can gradually and affordably reduce the energy needed to run your home. Improving the seal of windows and doors , replacing old inefficient doors and windows, install electronic thermostats and dimmer switche...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...home energy rating © Ecohome Grants for homeowners to invest in solar and geothermal systems Financial incentives for the purchase of energy efficient houses Establishing a mandatory energy rating for homes (fear not homeowners, inspection budgets will be paid for by the governmentt) Implementing energ...