Passive house windows / Guides

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Passive House, LEED, ZNE, Passive Solar, Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if y...

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

...house bright with very little energy use. Off grid passive solar home side elevation © Craig Anderson Passive solar desi...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...House that inspired the global Passive House movement always seem to ring true – ‘passive is better than active, simple is better than complicated, and moving p...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...House is one that produces as much energy as it consumes. It starts with an energy efficient building envelope, high-quality windows , high-efficiency heating a...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...house cool in summer Anywhere cold air comes in during the winter, hot, humid air will come in during the summer. Inspect around windows, electrical and plu...

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

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Passive House certified super-insulated slab forming systems and air heated radiant floors to LEED, Passive House or Net Zero standards. The engineers at Lega...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...passive heating and sunlit living space in Solariums: Comfort, durability and energy efficiency are best achieved if passive heating strategies are designed a...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...House Canada , Winter 2014/15 issue. Kyle England is an architect with William Dewson Architects, www.dewson.com. Farnham Avenue House is a single-fam...

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

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

...house designed under our Passive Solar Index (PSI) program won "Most Resilient House" in the 2013 Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards. The Kenogami House is ...

Skylights can be problematic in a high performance home
Windows and doors

Are skylights an asset or a liability?

...windows & doors Correctly in LEED & Passive House, see here from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , north America's favourite sustainable construction tips web...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...passive solar greenhouse by himself after extensive internet research and attending workshops. He began with existing greenhouse plans and adapted them to meet ...