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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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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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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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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 Bui...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...Net Zero home that produces all its own energy, including that needed for a home office, a secondary accommodation on top of the garage and two electric vehicle...

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Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative? Mark Hutchinson: The CaGBC launched the zero carbon building initiative in 2016 to champion the move to lower-carbon comm...

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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. U...

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Net zero energy: One hundred percent of the project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis. Health - 3 Impe...

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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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Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Net Zero home for example, by offsetting the energy costs of operation AND construction. So there is no free ride with ecologically harmful materials that are n...

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

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

...Net Zero Energy, when it all balances in the end. How water is heated with PV panels: As can be seen in the diagram below, photovoltaic panels supply ...

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