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Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...House is a tidy and efficient design. You may or may not be interested in joining the Tiny House Movement yourself, but either way, this home will certainly make you think twice about how much space you actually need. To read more about this visit the Tiny House blog or visit their blog, Tiny Tack House , where if yo...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...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 The Fincube Tiny House The Fincube Tiny House external view ...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...house builders in North America. To further complicate matters is the fact there are not one but two certification bodies in the US, PHI (Passive House Institute) and PHIUS (Passive House Institute US) and for Canada there is Passive House Canada and the Canadian Passive House Institute . This guide aims to describe th...

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

...house we set out several goals: To build a certifiable Passive House To build the best house possible and use it to demonstrate the benefits of Passive House to Atlantic Canada To heat the house only through post-heating of the HRV fresh air To build the most airtight structure possible To use as many local...

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

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

...house in winter, it stops it from coming in during the summer. Important to note, any home can be planned and built to Passive House standards, but Passive House Certification is mandatory to call a home "Passive House Certified." Allow us to explain... What are the problems of Passive House in North America? The o...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...house lightly sits. Despite the dramatic location, the clients resisted the obvious urge to place the house next to the beach, being drawn instead to the internal, cozy character of the site. The house is elevated on helical piles, minimizing excavation, tree-clearing and sandbank erosion. The sand dunes between the ...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...House, the rest can be found on the RDI website Ecohome's Kenogami House in northern Quebec was described by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute based in Brattleboro, Vermont, as " The most resilient house in North America. " ***

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.

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...House project on Vancouver Island BC Passive House interior kitchen design Vancouver Island BC Passive House Floorplans Vancouver Island BC Passive House Wall Design details Vancouver Island BC Passive House Walls windowsi...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...House Certified tradespersons and will work with all new Passive House projects as of March 1st 2017. The city is also providing space in city meeting rooms for public Passive House training courses. Regulatory changes to remove barriers: To facilitate Passive House builds and the additional requirements they have ...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...house will have minimal heat requirements, so it will not need the same investment (often $10-20,000) in furnaces, ductwork, boilers, heat pumps etc. In a house that doesn't hemorrhage heat the way we are used to seeing, you may only need a small centralized heat source such as a single electric radiator, purchased a...