Net zero heating / Guides

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...Zero Net Energy homes is also a trending subject, and they are starting to become more common as societies transition away from carbon-based economies and heating with fossil fuels. At current market prices there is an argument that can be made that heating with gas is more affordable, and that "natural gas" is a clean...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Net Zero Home Pilot program beginnings, and here we will cover the results. ZNE Zero Net energy / Net Zero Homes built for the Canada Zero Energy Pilot Project Net Zero Energy Homes pilot program results Under the pilot program, 23 individual Net Zero Energy Houses were built by six different builders (two fr...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Net Zero Energy homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...heating this close to net zero energy house, in the form of in-floor radiant heat . Radiant floor tubing in Alain Hamel's Net Zero Energy design Kenogami House © Ecohome Radiant floor heat in a Net Zero Energy Home: While the radiant floors were originally heated with a condensing boiler, that was since repla...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Net Zero Home. The backyard faces south with little obstruction, and the width of the lot on the east/west axis is sufficient to allow most 'living spaces' to be facing south, and thereby benefit from extensive natural light and heating. It also allowed for a 25kW solar array to be seamlessly incorporated into the de...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Net Zero Home builder training programs The Liberals also promise to invest $100 million in skills training for Net Zero and green home construction to ensure there are enough qualified workers to perform energy audits and meet the demand for energy-efficient renovations and net-zero new home construction. Fu...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...Net Zero Energy - which refers to the ability of a building to produce as much energy as it consumes. Not satisfied with that, they set out to create a building envelope designed specifically for his northern climate, one that could rely exclusively on the sun for its heating needs. Net Zero Energy , meet Net Zero He...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...net-zero-energy home in this harsh climate. Along with engineer Denis Boyer, architect Lucie Langlois, and the director of Ecohome and Ecohabitation Emmanuel Cosgrove, they designed and built the Kenogami House, which is a model of both sustainability and resilience. Read More... Among his many initiatives, Alex Wils...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Net Zero Energy in Quebec is because if the home is kept all electric for heat and light, the electricity used is almost entirely from renewable green sources anyway. In New York though, as an example, only 23 percent of electric is from renewable sources - so we would suggest considering a Net Zero Home with solar PV ...

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

...Net Zero Energy ready prefab homes This architect-designed home has a contemporary, modern and minimalist style with an open-concept floorplan that includes large windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating costs when oriented for passive solar heat gain . Some kit houses we feature are Passive House read...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .