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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 - about a 100 years too late. Now that you know the origins of the global Passive House movement be sure to Read: A review of the Conservation House by its designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...HOUSE is a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not sacrifice design. Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of the landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms...

Exterior air barrier membrane © Ecohome
Air and vapour barriers

How to install an air barrier for reduced air leakage

Watch more green building videos on the Ecohome YouTube channel here 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 average new home. Air leakage can be responsible for up to 1/3 of the total heat loss of a home and cause signific...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...House construction video of Ben's first design, the 'Hobbit House'. So that covers how to build a tiny home in a cold climate, see other Tiny house designs such as the Tiny Tack Hous e , Built-in storage designs for small spaces , Coach houses , Laneway houses , and learn if Tiny Houses are Good for the Environ...

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 House would likely require 14.6 kWh of heat per square metre per year, but its actual performance seems to be even better. What we have learned this first winter ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
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Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...Houses on foundations rather than wheels, and also offer custom design work. Different packages are available starting with just the timber frame and shell (walls, windows and doors), up to complete interior packages. FabCab is not alone in the move towards sustainability in the tiny house movement in Washington Stat...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...house components & features that Emmanuel chose for his prefab LEED & Passive House home kit - These prefab home kits are configured to individual building lots & owner preferences: Prefab LEED & Passive House Kit Homes for Sale Northeast USA, Quebec & Ontario - Get More Info Here Insulated Slab-on-grade Prefab...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...house bedroom with plenty of natural light Now you know more about this Tiny House with a Greenhouse, find more pages about Tiny Homes & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Backyard coach houses The laneway house movement Container houses - Are shipping container hou...

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 with the shoreline. We have a screened view of the water, which actually makes those glimpses out onto the bay more special. Building Envelope: When first considering how much insulation to put into the house, I looked to the Passive House certification system. To achieve Passive House certification, there is...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...house components & features that Emmanuel chose for his prefab LEED & Passive House home kit - These prefab home kits are configured to individual building lots & owner preferences: Prefab LEED & Passive House Kit Homes for Sale Northeast USA, Quebec & Ontario - Get More Info Here Insulated Slab-on-grade Prefab...

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 conventional housing), you can even find LEED and Passive House pre-fab kit homes . There are two significant environmental benefits with prefab houses: their component...