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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...house from Austria was assembled in Whistler for the Olympic Games, however, the Rainbow Duplex designed by Marken Projects marks the first Passive House to be ...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...House and Passive Solar designs could work as a practical liveable home, it was one of the first houses ever to have its fresh air supplied by heat recovery ven...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...House sustainability features include: Efficient design: Open concept layout maximizes floor space. Reduced material consumption: Timber frames use...

Ssolar air heater
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...houses. So a slightly more aesthetic design might be required in a house than in a workshop or garage. Specifically with greenhouses, they have a tendency ...

Concept, design and architecture

Efficient home design

...house: We just can’t stress this enough — a smaller house is a more efficient house. A smaller house means less land to excavate, less materials to manufac...

Exterior air barrier membrane © Ecohome
Air and vapour barriers

How to install an air barrier for reduced air leakage

Watch more videos The Ecohome Demo House has a vapour permeable exterior air barrier and with an ACH rate of .69 is many times more airtight than the...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...House continues to act as a laboratory for resilient, cold climate building practices. Through software energy modeling it was determined that the Kenogami Hous...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...house gases through energy efficiency and renewable/low-carbon energy supplies. "Every building is designed for a specific range of conditions, such as pea...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...house and yard, a bit less than half of an acre. On the north, west and south sides of the house, this means that the forest begins only 20 feet from the house....

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...designs and innovations. If you are going this route look into a home that is at least Novoclimat certified (minimum 25% energy savings compared to convent...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. [...] I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Becaus...

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