Net Zero label / Guides

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...net zero homes in Canada. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes, and identifies the builders and renovators who can provide them. The Net Zero and Net Zero Ready certification provides home...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Project Canada
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Net Zero Energy pilot aims to recognize the builders and homes reaching net zero energy performance in Canada, and to pilot the next generation of NRCan’s R-2000 Standard and EnerGuide Rating System in net zero energy applications. Drawing on NRCan’s national systems and infrastructure - including its certified energ...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Zero Net Energy homes The higher cost of energy combined with an increasing awareness of the global climate crisis is a driving force behind the trend towards more energy-efficient home construction . And Zero Net Energy home construction is a trend that is quickly taking off; read more here about the Canadian Zero N...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Net Zero labelled homes , Passive House or the Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

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

...Net Zero Energy Home in a cold climate zone is necessary - even 60% better - which is relatively easy to achieve - is already a huge step forward. While we continue to see news from around the globe of wildfires, catastrophic flooding, epic snow falls and heat waves that bring cities and economies to a grinding halt,...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...NetZero, Zero Energy, Novoclimat, Energy Star, Living Building Challenge all have their raison d’être and were all created with the intention of easing the stress we’re putting on the planet by pushing the industry toward environmentally sound, super-efficient construction. If their objectives are indeed the same, why ...