Windows / Guides

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...windows, a spacious luxurious ensuite attached, and that awesome open deck joining both rooms for outdoor relaxing and BBQ dinners. This shipping container ...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...windows at it. You can pick up a lot of free heat, and if you plan your shading properly with overhangs and window layout, you can help keep it naturally cool i...

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

...windows light and heat the home and create the feeling of being outside and connected to nature. Appropriately-sized roof overhangs regulate the amount of sun e...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...windows and doors are a result of wall thickness, and, simply through their inherent quality, have a strong, permanent feel, with detailing and shadow lines ari...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Modern day airtight homes need mechanical assistance to stop mo...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...windows with plastic in winter. These upgrades don’t necessarily have to cost you a lot, you could also consider talking to the landlord about footing the bill ...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...windows facing south and building your house within 15 degrees of the east/west axis, you can reduce your heating needs by as much as 25% or more. A successfu...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...windows by Euroline Windows Inc. ; split system heat pumps and Comfoair 200 HRV units by Zehnder . Project credits: Owner Vancouver Coastal Health Authori...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...windows for natural lighting that can reduced heating costs when oriented for passive solar heat gain . Some kit houses we feature are Passive House ready , a...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...windows when renovating a home: Windows will likely need replacing if you are considering a rebuild or tear-down of your home . They don’t last forever, and i...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...windows. Read more here about what to look for when shopping for high performance windows. Drafts around windows and doors: Drafts in homes from windows &...