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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.

...living space from the crawl space. Because the SCH did not have a basement, it is really not totally comparable to more conventional houses built at the same time in Regina. Windows: Unfortunately, at the time we built the SCH the best windows were only about R2. These windows were essentially holes in the walls....

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

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...living laboratory of resilient building technologies that will continue to be fine tuned, and hopefully offer insight and inspiration to others. See more about Passive Solar Home Design here , in the EcoHome Green Building Guides

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...Living Assessment, which is a post-occupancy assessment that can be used to confirm as-operated performance. Thanks to R-2000 certification, quality assurance will be provided for builders and homes that are attaining net zero energy home levels of performance. Each participating house must meet the established R-200...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...living space in a single family home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This was the model Ecohome co-founder Emmanuel Cosgrove and the Team chose to build TWICE - Firstly at the Olympic Stadium Montreal for the Expohabitation exhibition, then secondly as the first prefab test house near Ottawa ! The open concept liv...