Net zero / Guides

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...net-zero-energy home in this harsh climate. Along with engineer Denis Boyer, architect Lucie Langlois, and the director of Ecohome and Ecohabitation Emmanuel Co...

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...

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...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...networks, which is the most economical option in every respect, particularly in terms of maintenance and repair. Words of advice offered in hindsight from one...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Zero VOC Paints and sealants (Volatile Organic Compounds) Radon venting Merv 11 air filters Formaldehyde-free cabinetry Co² detectors No PVC Coal an...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...Zero Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The "Damn-Near" Passive House project Resilient design features for ...

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

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...zero VOC paint; 2x4 stud wall at 24 centres as wiring chase, with mineral wool batts R 14; polyethylene air/vapour barrier; 2x8 stud wall at 24" centres w...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...Zero Net Energy , though the trend was led by improving building efficiency in homes once constructed – better insulation , better air-tightness , more efficien...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...net savings by reducing your monthly bills. Using low or zero VOC paints, solid wood cabinets, natural oils instead of varnish and avoiding chipboard cabinets...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...netrate the core of house. The energy savings from natural daylight phases well with energy-efficient LED and CFL lighting as day passes into night. Water con...

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

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...net system While it was appealing to have no phone or internet at our home in the woods, it wasn't practical. Both my wife's and my work depend on being inter...