Net zero water / Guides

Outdoor solar shower
Solar thermal collectors

DIY solar hot water shower for the great outdoors

...net-zero shower is well within reach. This tutorial will show you how to make excellent use of an easy to put together, handmade, solar hot water system. Use ...

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...

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

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Net Zero homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology...

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 N...

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

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...water consumption from municipal sources 76.7L/occupant/day Potable water consumption savings 67% [City of Edmonton statistics] Read more about Net Zero Ene...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Water - 2 Imperatives 5) Net zero water: One hundred percent of the project’s water needs must be supplied by captured precipitation or other natural closed...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...water heat pump. The air to water heat pump extracts heat from ambient air inside the home and transfers it to the hot water tank, offering efficient air condit...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...Net Zero Labelled homes and other certifications that can help make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives . And take a tour of the first LEED V4 Plat...

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 the ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...net-zero ready’ house, often a modest photovoltaic solar system is all it takes to achieve the elusive $0 utility bill. R-2000 homes: This rating system was...

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 home construction is a trend that is quickly taking off; read more here about the Canadian Zero Net Energy Pilot program results. But for the ...