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Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ... About th...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...home size in case your living situation changes, you can simply make your home ready for change. Even in the city, you can build a "flexible" home, which has be...

House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
LEED Homes

LEED comes to the gatineau hills

...Home designs will begin at 1,600 square feet for $288,900 (plus lot and taxes), a size and price that keeps them easily competitive with conventionally built ho...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...home actually came in under market rates for a comparable sized home. After a year of occupancy, what's really impressive is that this home ended up using 30%...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Homes - 10 Tips Energy audits help identify easy home energy efficient upgrades that can save money. What is home energy modelling? Home energy mo...

Ottawa Coach House
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes

...homes only. No rooftop patios are allowed. Water and sewage for secondary homes must be shared with the primary home. Coach homes cannot be built if the main ho...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer. How well-insulated your home is will determine how comfortable it is and how much you will spend on energy for heat...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...home with a reference home of similar size in a similar climate. Typical Energuide ratings: 0 to 50 Older homes, very poor performance 51 to 65 Older home...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...home? When paired with intelligent and connected home devices, the phones that most of us carry in our pockets can make our homes safer, more comfortable and ...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...home. Ontario: Examples of Programs Supporting Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentives to make energy ef...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...sizes before you start building. Designing a green home: Whether you are designing your home yourself, or having a professional do it , remember the princip...