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Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...hotovoltaic, hot water, or both) , a green roof , and rainwater collection systems ." While the company is based in Seattle, Washington - where recent Tiny Ho...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...hot water = two-panel flat-plate collector system Measured energy use June 14, 2012- June 12, 2013 Energy used for heating = 690.2 kWh or 4.28 kWh / [m2/a] ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...hot water heating in the summer. If we were able to put all of this excess capacity to use, that would mean our total needs from propane would drop to a project...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...hot by day as well as night. This limits the use of a solarium as a living area in the summer unless they are air-conditioned, which would be another nail in th...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Water Efficiency (15 points) The goal of this category is to reduce the overall consumption of water inside the home and out. Points are earned for water cons...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...watering with a sprinkler or watering nozzle when young, but need little water once established, and no water in fall and winter months. Shady areas are no pr...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...hot water in the summer months with the added benefit of saving the panels from overheating. The bonus for our test home near Wakefield Quebec - close to Ottawa...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...water feeds pass and absorb that heat. This can be used to preheat domestic hot water as well as the liquid in hydronic heating systems. More recently, we've al...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...water consumption). Improve the overall energy efficiency of the dwelling : No one wants to buy someone else's energy pig, so investing in durable energy-effi...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...hot water system or solar or tankless hot water system ENERGY STAR qualified doors with no cracks or air gaps At least three ENERGY STAR certified energy ef...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...hot water, the backup generator, and a propane range in the kitchen. My best guess is that 75% of that, perhaps 300 gallons of propane...