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Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...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 avail...

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B.C.’s First Passive House
Passive House

B.C.’s First Passive House Opens Its Doors for Public Viewing on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

...passive solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousands of...

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Passive solar home design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...passive solar design features into their homes for thousands of years. Active solar refers to any system of solar panels whether it be photovoltaic power g...

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The concepts of passive solar heating and cooling
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar

...homes. While having a home rated by any performance scale (like Passive House) is great as it draws attention to advanced home building techniques, this is...

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Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...passive house' refers to an extremely high performing energy efficient home, in the sense that the heating and cooling is largely passive. To achieve this, home...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

...home office, a secondary accommodation on top of the garage and two electric vehicles. In designing the home we applied the principles of passive solar des...

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LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...home in Mulmur, Ontario.© Shai Gil Photography LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario. © Shai Gil Photograph...

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LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to single-family homes and low-rise multi-family units up to 3 stories. Midrise residential buildings of 4 to 9 ...

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

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

...home to meeting the 'Passive House' standard? One of the original inspirations for our home was the Passive House Standard . I've discussed this a bit in...

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Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Buildi
Real estate

The Skygarden House renovation in Toronto wins 2016 Canadian Green Building Award

...home; one that takes advantage of active sustainable systems integrated with as many low-cost passive sustainable strategies as possible. The project is part of...

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Windows and doors

How to install windows

...passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer...

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