Passive house windows / Guides

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...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...passive solar design , increased insulation, airtight construction techniques , highly efficient mechanical systems and photovoltaic power generation . These sy...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Passive solar: South facing windows will allow the sun's warmth to passively heat the structural concrete floor in the showhome. Insulation: Expanded po...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...houses, townhouses, and tenements that were built over a hundred years ago from brick and stone - neither of which are known for their outstanding insulating pr...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...windows and acts as a heat collector and greenhouse where food is produced all year. ***** That's all great stuff, and it seems to work fine in New Mexico...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...houses of the 20th century, so if you are building or renovating a reasonably airtight house, especially if going for Passive House or LEED certification , don'...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...house is to either save money, save energy, or both. If the construction of that house requires a significantly larger investment of money and embodied energy, ...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Passive House that may help you qualify for incentives, all in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...house and forget about it for a few months; then send it to the lab to learn the results. Testing is better done in winter when windows are closed to get an acc...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...windows on the south can gain more heat in the day than they lose at night, giving you a net heat-gain. Windows on all other sides always result in a net heat-l...