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Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pa...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...solar heat gain, photovoltaic solar panels, a condensing boiler, heat pump and thermal battery. The ultimate goal during the design of this home was to elimin...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...home in Mulmur, Ontario.© Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photography LEED home in...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, a...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog her, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . For bette...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...home , in the sense that the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, homes have to be designed to take advantage of the free heat available fro...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...Home Batteries: Many people who have photovoltaic solar arrays also have batteries to store power in emergencies, even if they are tied to the grid. There is no...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousands of years. ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

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...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...home that sits on a 7’ x 20’ trailer bed. This traditional looking home with gable roof and dormers just happens to be mobile. Though neither Chris nor Maliss...