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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...LEED Certification, is still seen by many as an "elitist" club reserved for the wealthy. In many ways that's why EcoHome designed and built The Edelweiss House - a Passive House Standard, but LEED V4 Platinum certified home built at the same cost as a standard North American home... Read more here. Does a Passive Hou...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...LEED certified Homes, see here Canadian distrubution: Lunos Canada

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...LEED ready, meaning that when other prerequisite conditions are met, the energy performance of the building envelope meets the stringent requirements needed to achieve LEED V4 Platinum or Passive House certification . This also means it could also be specified as one of our Net Zero Energy ready prefab home kits ideal ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...LEED & Zero Net Energy Homes How Heat Pumps work in Passive House, LEED & Zero Energy Homes Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home? And to see more guide pages in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings - Click Here ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...Leed with the goal of empowering homeowners with the expert guidance and educational tools they need to take on big home projects with confidence.

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

Ventilation & air exchangers

...leeds, and it’s not too damp for comfort, condensation or heat consumption. If you are in an older home, don’t panic. What we write in these pages is meant to inspire ideas and solutions, not fear and anxiety. If you feel good, your air smells good and your windows aren’t dripping, relax. For peace of mind, conside...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...LEED Platinum Wall Assembly Video Guide on t he EcoHome YouTube Channel

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House is insulated to R32, more than 3 times what is normally used in new builds. This seems extreme to some, but that is simply because floors are chronically under-insulated and any addition to that can be a foreign concept to lot of builders. Having a heated floor is not an argument agai...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...LEED green building rating system in Canada. In addition to LEED, the CaGBC also supports the Living Building Challenge, Passive House Standard and EcoDistricts in Canada. Media Contacts: Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications McGraw Hill Construction kathy.malangone@mhfi.com (212) 904-437...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...LEED? A little. The Powerhouse standard is entirely focused on energy and climate, while LEED certification covers a broader aspect of environmental issues including health for occupants, transportation and community connectivity. That's why a Powerhouse certified building may also carry another certification such as...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...LEED home is not only energy efficient, but has standards to meet that go beyond its own boundaries. A LEED points category of ‘Sustainable Sites’ rewards homes for erosion control, limiting developed areas, storm water management and other key issues that reduce the impact on the surrounding ecosystem. LEED certif...