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Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...passive heating and cooling strategies in home design. Passive House Ice Box Challenge © Dan Toulgoet

The tallest Passive House in the world will soon be built in Vancouver BC
Urban planning

Passive House reaches new heights in Vancouver Canada!

...Passive House Green Home Rating System and making it easier for home builders to meet Passive House Certification requirements, Vancouver is succeeding in reduc...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...Passive House standards, and have done so trying experimental techniques to reduce carbon footprints, along with heating homes with passive and active solar ene...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills

...passive heating and cooling strategies in the Ecohome Green Building Guide and on the following pages: Passive solar home design - watch this free video s...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...Passive House that also operates as a working water buffalo farm. Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects and built by Structures Design/Build, this project met ...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
Architecture

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

...passive design and highly-efficient mechanical systems. The passive design starts with a high-performance envelope with R50 walls, R70 roof, and high-performa...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Architecture

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...passive solar designs , the use of deciduous trees to assist in heating and cooling. Shade coverage from foliage will act as a natural means of cooling in the s...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes Resilient Homes: Future proofing Buildings for a Changing Climate The worlds tallest Passive House in Vancouv...

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!

...passive income in uncertain times. Are Tiny Houses eco friendly? Well, brace yourself for a yes and no answer. Small homes use less materials and energy tha...

Home Energy labeling, Impact of Mandatory labels on Real Estate prices US Canada
Real estate

The North American Property market faces a ticking timebomb - Mandatory energy labeling - and here's what to do about it

...Passive House, Net Zero Energy or similar as a priority. It may also be easier to consider a High Efficiency Prefabricated type home – as these tend to be mor...