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Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...Zero Net Energy Home is now so minimal (if you're talking to the right Home Builders, it's around 5% - which you'll save on utility bills in no time). The best ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...zero volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof Under-slab high performance radon barrier Formaldehyde-free Kitchen Cabinets Split system air to...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...zero emissions. The city has also imposed upon itself a more rigorous building code than the national norm, and it is encouraging builders to take it even a s...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...Net Zero Energy and high-performance homes is consistently making the most of Passive Solar Gain , having a home where each day starts with fogged over windows ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...Net Zero labelled homes and Passive House that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives , all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

Heating when the grid is down: Beyond lighting, cooking and general home operation, the biggest risk to home comfort and security in a power outage is not be...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...net, which I use to check the system remotely and send regular system status updates by email to myself. Solar panel orientation for off grid power generation...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...net... Finished Passive House standard home This article was written by owners and builders Win and Tim Naugler, and first published ...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...net systems. -Increase the amount of solar panels. During the first winter, the generator was needed relatively frequently over a 6 month period from the fall...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

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

While developing pages on passive heating and cooling for Ecohome, and writing about Passive House, we were in contact with Harold Orr, a world-renowned enviro...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...zero heat demand is not always the best use of resources. Regardless of your building envelope, in terms of resiliency we would always recommend an additional...