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Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...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 (...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...home EV charger . For more on Home Renewable Energy like Questions to ask a Solar Panel Contractor or The latest solar home battery technologies , see the Green...

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...

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 the local source of electric production. Heating with electricity from renewable resou...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...home - The Edelweiss House © Ecohome Which Renewable energy system was chosen? Photovoltaic panels or wind-energy systems to offset building energy requir...

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 (...

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 much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...Homeowners when having a home built or when renovating need to decide what is most important to them – home size and staying on budget, energy efficiency and ca...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...Homes How to stay on budget when building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto ...

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 ...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...home construction as well as replacing old roof coverings, 1000 homes a week is still a drop in the bucket. But, no one else has dropped anything quite this coo...