Improving home efficiency / Guides

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...efficiency of your home. Ontario: Examples of Programs Supporting Home Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentive...

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...home energy performance, and making home energy efficiency a bigger part of the discussion. Mindscape Innovations is an Ontario-based environmental consulting...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...Homes Domestic Geothermal heating systems can be a great way to heat your home, replace a furnace, and are labeled as money savers. Question is, are they wort...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change , improving home energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we ...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...improving the energy efficiency of homes under construction since you already have to buy and install air barriers in the form of 6 mil poly vapor barriers , ex...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...efficiency upgrades are to do the simple & cheapest ones first © Ecohome 10 Home improvement tips that save money: The following 10 tips for energy effici...

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

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

...home. Below is our "Home Energy Rating Certificate", which shows the overall estimates, including the major details about the home, the systems, and expected ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...home Exterior insulation for home renovations: Beyond new home construction, using the Larsen Truss wall Design can also be a great way to do an energy-ef...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...homes, including townhouses (condo or freehold), your home will need 6 out of 7 features to qualify: High efficiency heating system High-efficiency air co...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...efficiency and conservation in community housing. The 20/20 Catalysts Program currently includes 40 mentors from a wide range of fields; from Indigenous leaders...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...efficiency home ventilation systems for Passive House & LEED certified Homes, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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