Net zero houses / Guides

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

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...net zero homes , the first of its kind in Alberta. A ‘ Net Zero ’ home on an annual basis generates as much or more power than it consumes, and each of the...

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Canada's first Net Zero Home
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled house in Canada

...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 ...

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net zero energy home
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-200...

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Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...houses. And here's the really crazy part - building better houses means more money injected into the local economy through added labour and materials, and ...

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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 , meet Net Zero Heat . Through a rigorous process of design and software energy modelling, Engineer Denis Boyer, Emmanuel Cosgrove (Directo...

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

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...houses being built. © Bala structures Exterior wall composition - from inside to out: ...

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

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

...net-zero. By incorporating emerging technologies and innovative construction methodologies, a fundamental step towards a more affordable, efficient, and fu...

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Vancouver Passive House
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...houses for urban density and requiring all new civic buildings to be zero emissions. The city has also imposed upon itself a more rigorous building code th...

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Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...net zero water use. A simple and elegant building that speaks to a different way of living in harmony with the environment. Within a protected cove along t...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...Houses built on land that does not have access to municipal services such as water, sewage and power, will likely require considerable investment to provide the...

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Harold Orr, one of the early innovators of high performance home desig
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...houses down to 0.1 A/C 50. Basements: In Regina if you ask the builders what the number one problem with their houses is, they will tell you basements...

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