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Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Passive House , and Net Zero labelled homes visit the Ecohome green building guide pages . Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative © CaGBC

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog her, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . For better or worse, the property that my wife and I fell in love with was over a mile back down a private road, and our few other neighbours have summe...

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 Energy and performance of Ben Hayward's Tiny House R-48+ walls Floors ranging from R-42 to R-120 under the bathroom Triple-pane sliding patio door Photovol...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...passively heated, insulated slab-on-grade rancher capable of housing a family of 4 comfortably. And best of all, it was done well within a conventional building budget . Discover The EcoHome Edelweiss House - Beautiful, Economical, Comfortable & Eco-Friendly (with mineral wool insulation , here) Thanks to our spons...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...passively-heated homes, it's really just a traditional wood stove that will save your bacon (or help you cook it) when the power is out. A photovoltaic (PV) solar array that is designed to run the basic systems of your home, excluding heat, likely wouldn't be enough to heat your whole house if you diverted power to h...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...Housing Corporation), you must not pour concrete into a frozen formwork. In addition, the concrete must be kept at a temperature greater than 10°C for the three-day curing period following its installation to ensure correct strength and surface finish without frost damage. When you are ready to begin pouring the conc...