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Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...home. An energy-efficient ‘eco home’ doesn’t necessarily need to cost a lot more than a code-built home because a lot of that depends on design , but choosing a...

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?

...home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit ...

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

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

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...homes are better. A LEED home is not only energy efficient, but has standards to meet that go beyond its own boundaries. A LEED points category of ‘Sustainabl...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...home of Ecohome co-founder Emmanuel Cosgrove in Montreal. His was the first LEED Platinum house in Canada, back when he first built it in 2004, and he included ...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...home? We're frequently asked which is the perfect wall system for high-performance LEED , Passive House or Zero Energy Homes , Well, a perfect Answer to that ...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as , LEED for Homes and Passive House , and Net Zero labelled homes visit the Ecohome green build...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...home ventilation systems for Passive House & LEED certified Homes, see here Canadian distrubution: Lunos Canada U.S. distribution: 475 High Performance Buil...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...home. Above all, I feel that homes should provide a shelter to enjoy our quality Family time " explained Rob Miners, architect, PA LEED BD+C, Director at Studio...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Home Green Building Guides ... *** Hannah West writes professionally for Home Improvement Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidan...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...home s, including LEED-certified homes, built in the Austin-Round Rock MSA between 2008 and 2016 to determine if a green home certification raised the resale va...