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Are Small Wind Turbines for Homes Any Good?
Wind power

Is this the safest and most powerful small home wind turbine yet?

...homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating Delivery Options - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to Ge...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
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 performance, though it will also make use of the 2014 R-2000 Standard’s five pick list categories: Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Resource Management, E...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...homes and buildings report growth in interest 2020 How to stay on budget when building a home Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Are shipping container homes good or bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Bu...

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...

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

Heating with electricity

...renewable sources and 82% from non-GHG emitting sources - Canada is the world’s second largest producer of hydroelectricity. The thing with Electric heating though in new or renovated Green high efficiency homes and when looking for heating zero energy homes , is that as the percentage of electricity generation by re...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...home and out. Points are earned for water conscious home design including efficient appliances, fixtures and fittings; and reducing outdoor irrigation needs through rain water collection and water recycling. Energy & Atmosphere (38 points) Our homes are an enormous consumer of energy. This LEED category aims to red...

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 requirements are commonplace on high-performance homes , especially as the cost of solar panels continues to fall and choice increases . But for the LEED certified Ed...

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 Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

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 when building new or renovating, & especially when going for Passive House certification & Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified 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 (2x more...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Energy homes The higher cost of energy combined with an increasing awareness of the global climate crisis is a driving force behind the trend towards more energy-efficient home construction . And Zero Net Energy home construction is a trend that is quickly taking off; read more here about the Canadian Zero Net Energy...

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

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

...energy supplies in the future and it could be invaluable. Learn more about the Kenogami House renewable energy systems and the building philosophy that drove the design process. © Ecohome © Ecohome © Ecohome © Ecohome