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The Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house

Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement".

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North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island

The North Park Passive House is a six-unit urban-infill condominium

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Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of high performance buildings and passive solar home design

The Conservation House in Saskatchewan was built in 1977, and was a revolutionary building design that introduced passive heating and cooling to modern home ...

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Solariums in cold climates
Greenhouses and solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

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Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

There can often come a point with sustainable building practices where cost effectiveness becomes questionable, and when your money might be best spent elsew...

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Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton

The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category.

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Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

This is the first in a series of videos on how to build passively-heated homes.

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The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House

You can have a Passive House certified either by the Passive House Institute (PHI) or PHIUS, the US specific system. Find out the differences.

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Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just goo...

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

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

Modular Passive House construction replaces hospital staff housing that burned down in 2004

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Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

Ecohome's Demonstration House will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold cli...

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