Passive heating / Guides

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...heating in a LEED home? RS: Quebec is one of the major producers of wood pellets, and I wanted an energy source that was both environmentally responsible and ...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...passive solar gain . © SeeVirtual Not only is this a high efficiency home, it's a healthy home as well. Indoor contaminants were kept ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...heating coils, you are simply operating fans, so they are relatively cheap to run. And you will certainly save money overall, as heating moist air eats up a lot...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...Passive House, ZNE , Passive Solar, Zero Energy Homes or even Positive Energy Homes all rely on the building envelope having a high level of insulation, and a m...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...Passive House air leakage rate has to be 0.6ACH or lower , which is several times more airtight than the average home and that is partly why a Passive House con...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...passive heating, passive cooling , and natural lighting design are even better because design features like that won’t break down and don’t require power. Bui...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...passive solar heat collection. Passive solar heat that is absorbed during the day can outweigh the heat lost at night. So don't be afraid to put lots of windo...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...passive, self-sustaining mini-power stations, would the need for fossil fuel actually evaporate along with the need for a power cord? It seems too dreamy to b...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...passive heat collection when parked facing south. This will reduce the burden on the solar panel heating system. How to Insulate and Heat a Tiny House Energ...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

The best tips for buying windows

...passive solar heating . But they are also holes in our wall structure, making them by far the weakest part of the thermal envelope of a home. So how should we s...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...Passive heating and cooling and energy efficient home design, see the Green Home Building Guidance at Ecohome, North America's trusted Green Home Building Websi...