Sustainable design / Guides

MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...designed to produce a conservative estimate of a home’s EnerGuide rating . The tool has also allowed individual designers and builders to see their home’s projected performance while still in the design phase, and explore different options in order to achieve desired results. The response to MIBOP from both CEAs an...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...sustainable building coupled with a low environmental impact must be pleasant, friendly and warm. A well loved home will be well preserved. Features: Simple and compact architectural design Ergonomic design Universal access Warm and comfortable Naturally lit living room with lake view Vertical hydroponi...

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?

...sustainable kit home model was designed by PARA-SOL Architects, built by Bâtiment Pré-Fab, and assembled by NG3 Construction with the collaboration of the EcoHome & Écohabitation engineers. The design of the Eco-Habitat S1600 prefab Passive House & LEED standard kit home is optimized for performance & energy efficien...

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?

...sustainable kit home model was designed by PARA-SOL Architects, built by Bâtiment Pré-Fab, and assembled by NG3 Construction with the collaboration of the EcoHome & Écohabitation engineers. The design of the Eco-Habitat S1600 prefab Passive House & LEED standard kit home is optimized for performance & energy efficien...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

...design ideas, we here at Ecohome look forward to featuring not only the winners, but other homes that stand out in design and performance. From SAB's website: The Canadian Green Building Awards recognize excellence in the design and execution of Canadian residential and non-residential buildings of all types, inclu...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...Design) is an internationally recognized rating system for commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has been in effect for much longer, LEED for Homes Canada was developed in 2009, and applies to ...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...sustainable change. It’s also something most people would rather not think about." - Chris Magwood LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the industry standard for green building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest award. The living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...design for approximately one year. Some notable design features of the Midori Uchi: Rammed earth walls (first time in a single family residence in the Lower BC Mainland) Rainwater recycling ICF foundations Solar thermal Solar PV In-home energy monitoring and tracking Concrete made from recycled buildi...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

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

...designed to absorb as much of the sun’s heat as possible in the winter months, without over heating in summer months. Solar hot water collection, a subsoil heat exchanger and cross-laminated timber decking are a few of the extensive sustainable building features incorporated into the prefabricated design, which also me...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...sustainable housing are perfectly compatible. Efficient design, durability, air quality and natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be more than just cool toys, they can optimize the performance of your ...