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How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...passive solar home design & construction here This is the first in a series of videos on passive solar home construction, we begin with passive solar design basics, orienting the future house on the site to take full advantage of the free heat available from the sun while keeping it cool with natural shading in the s...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Passive House panelized home first-hand. There is a whole range of different high-performance kit home models available and more under development - we at EcoHome are working dilligently at building all the English information on these exceptional & affordable homes... This LEED & Passive House ready Prefab Kit Hom...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale or certified (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building techniques, this is not an elite club you that you should either commit to or feel excluded from. Passive heating and cooling in homes is simply a matter of determinin...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...Passive House movement be sure to Read: A review of the Conservation House by its designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes Écohabitation the French language Quebec affiliates of EcoHome, in conjunction with experienced Architects & Kit home manufacturers, have launched a series of stylish & affordable prefabricated sustainable green kit homes that are able to meet Passive Hous...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...home construction for generations. To see more about Passive Solar heated homes see here , to discover about Passive House Certification and Design see here , both from EcoHome's Green Building Guides To see more videos from EcoHome demonstrating how to build Passive Solar Houses, Passive House & LEED Platinum Ho...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...Passive House certified home? Really well as it happens, see a great example of a split system heatpump installation in the Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Home below: The Edelweiss House has a radiant floor to keep our feet comfortable but we rely on a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim ductless mini-split air source heat pump to hea...

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

...Passive House certification, design or construction see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Finished Passive House standard home This article was written by owners and builders Win and Tim Naugler, and first publi...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...homeowner Alain Hamel) was by no means an easy one. PSI is a design service and home performance recognition program, intended to apply a performance figure to homes indicating their heating requirements. Any home under 50 kWh per square meter per year is recognized, we also have the PSI challenge, where we put it ou...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...Passive House in Whistler BC, read more about Passive House Certification in North America here , or to see more articles about Passive House homes see here , both from North America's favorite sustainable online building resource, EcoHome

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...Passive House that's also LEED certified This is an owner blog EcoHome posted following the personal experience of Sarah Cobb and William Murray of Rocket Construction Inc. as they built a home in Abercorn, Montérégie, Quebec. Setting the bar about as high as you can, they targeted both LEED certification and Passive...