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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...

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...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Home newsletter here and be the first to find out when salt water batteries are available for sale again in USA & Canada. Renewable energy is a hot topic, not...

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...

Siding Choices - Board and batten siding
Exterior cladding

Choosing the right exterior siding for fitting, cost comparisons & appearance

...energy efficient green homes using sustainable home design , the siding's principle role is to protect the air and weather barriers from deterioration while loo...

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...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...home that harnesses heat from the sun and ground to keep you warm, we can help you with that in our passive heated home design pages . 1. Thermal mass: The ...