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Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...Solar water heaters solar hot water heater diagram image via bonney.com If you’ve ever sat in a car with black leather seats in the summer, you already understand solar heat collection. The amount of heat that can be generated by the most rudimentary solar collection system is astounding. Check out our DIY so...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this model range of high-performance prefab homes is just over 36 feet long , and optimized for passive solar gain . This results in significant energy savings for this model of home ove...

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 here This LEED Platinum home is warm & inviting with cork floor, reclaimed wood ceiling & zero-VOC Kitchen © Ecohome The reclaimed wood doors give the Edelweiss LEED platinum home extra points and some added charm © Ecohome Roo...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...home energy-efficiency has a multitude of benefits, with the most notable being that you get a more energy-efficient home that saves you money . An energy-efficient home is a more durable home, a durable home lasts longer, requires less maintenance and has a higher resale value. What homeowner wouldn’t applaud their go...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...home's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides For more information check out the Fincube website .Photos courtesy of Meraner Hannes, Florian Berger, Steffen Jänicke The Fincube Tiny Home...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...homes, so getting the choice of window right is important . They give us natural light, a way to ventilate the home without depending on mechanical systems, a means of emergency exit, and they offer an alternative way to heat homes free of charge through passive solar heating . But they are also holes in our wall struc...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...homes , with a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient [SHGC] of 0.18 and a North American Fenestration Standards [NAFS] performance grade rating of PG50 Plus. A modern design of Net Zero Home © Falcon Ridge Contracting To see more about Net Zero Homes see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides ...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...home. The idea that ensued emerged as a team effort. We wanted to create a quiet and silent space to escape the buzz of the city and the festival. Us: So what exactly is Celsius, the solar igloo? L. McC : Celsius is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Inuit shelter, with solar power used to provide the ene...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...homes . Find more pages about sustainable construction and how to reduce emissions on the pages below and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages . Take a closer look at the range of prefab eco homes available here If an affordable prefab Rancher style eco homes on one level are more suitable, see here fo...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable. Manufactured in British Columbia by those friendly friendly Canadians, The NOMAD micro home is a pre-fabricated Tiny House kit. Light enough to be shipped anywhere in the world, these flat-packed houses can be assembled with nothi...