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The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...ing spaces. Following in the footsteps of the Beachaus I project, Beachaus II from Inhaus Developments has again proven that luxury living and sustainable housing are perfectly compatible. Efficient design, durability, air quality and natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of l...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...ing for electric vehicle charging Beachaus I is now waiting for its final certification of LEED Platinum from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that encourages sustainable building practices, and Platinum is the hig...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...iny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your trousers on in the morning! The LEED for Homes ready modern style tiny house prefab home kit - Le Refuge LEED, Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab homes This architect-designed home has a contemporary, modern and minimalist s...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...iny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your pants in in the morning. Or having friends stay over who actually get to sleep in a real bed! The LEED for Homes ready modern style not so tiny house prefab home kit - Le Refuge S750 LEED, Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab ho...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...inging fresh air in. All sorts of gases can build up inside homes, from cooking, off-gassing from materials, even simple human habitation , and these are vented to the outside when bringing in fresh air. Second, an HRV exchanges heat from the venting air with incoming air in a heat exchanger. This allows the home to ...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...installing solar PV in Quebec where our model home is built for a couple of reasons - although if buying and installing one of these affordable prefab eco homes in New York, Maine, Vermont or New Hampshire it starts to look more interesting. To explain: At current rates in March 2020, (although solar pv is regularl...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog here . This off-grid home design began with the basic principles of passive heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install heavy duty...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...ing in winter. © Ecohome These two dates are important because while you want to absorb as much heat as possible in winter, insufficient shading in summer can make houses unbearably hot and increase cooling costs, which will negate a lot of the energy savings from the free passive solar heating. In the desi...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...LEED platinum home include: Insulation: 8 in. of semi-rigid mineral-wool insulation on the outside of the sheathing, and another 5-1/2 in. of mineral-wool batts in stud cavities packaged in a high-performance building envelope. Exterior walls of the slab-on-grade house have a total of 13-1/2 in. of mineral wool (5-...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...ing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even stronger case for improving residential construction practices. Whether you are buying and renovating, or undertaking a new building project, first speak with your bank and find...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...in the long run, and permitted a broad range of solutions such as integration of active and passive solar strategies, daylighting or incorporation of reclaimed / reused materials. All existing millwork, plumbing and electrical fixtures, doors and windows from the existing house were recycled through ‘Habitat for Huma...