Net zero homes / Guides

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 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...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero energy homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy Community in Calgary, Alberta

...Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 prefabricated net zero energy homes , the first of its kind in Alberta. A ‘ Net Zero Energy ’ home on an annual basis generates as much or more power than it consumes, and each of t...

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...

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...

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

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

...homes As regional building codes across Canada and the US are beginning to look at Zero Energy Ready options to reduce the overall carbon footprint of homes, how we heat our homes becomes a very big issue. Theoretically, almost any leaky old home can stick a pile of PV solar panels on top and be declared "net zero," ...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Homes , and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as , LEED for Homes and Passive House , and Net Zero labelled homes visit the Ecohome green building guide pages . Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative © CaGBC

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi Bioi is a small design st...

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

...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 replaced by a solar thermal...

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 Homes Grant of up to $5,000 to help people buy newly built homes that are certified zero-emissions A $100 million investment in skills training, to ensure there are enough qualified workers to keep up with energy audits, retrofits, and net-zero home construction. To help Canadians save more on their mont...

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

...homes take less materials to build than large homes, and they consume less energy to operate. Ergo, smaller homes are ‘greener’ homes. At least most of the time… Tiny houses are on one hand a great example of compact living, which reduces the carbon footprint of buildings, but the problem arises from the fact that th...