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Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...Passive House uses very little energy to stay warm and comfortable, regardless of the season and regardless of weather conditions. The requirements for Passive ...

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...

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 ...

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!

...house movement where fully autonomous Tiny Homes and coach houses are being built in backyards. A coach house or laneway house is not much bigger than a Tin...

#BuildingLife #WGBW2019
Climate Change

This week is World Green Building Week - & EcoHome makes its pledge

...Passive House ready prefab kit homes, see here. Did you know buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions? 28%...

BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada
Policy and Regulations

BC Leads the way in energy efficient housing and green job creation though the BC Energy Step Code

...Passive House Certification in North America here at EcoHome , North America's online sustainable green building resource .

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...

Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer USA September 2019
Renewable Energy

Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in US - September 2019!

...Passive House certification & design in North America here - from The EcoHome Green Building Guides ... To see full details of this special offer on the Tesla...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...house for your money. See our LEED and Passive House ready prefab kit houses here. Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600 Single Family Ho...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...Passive House movement started in 1977 in Saskatchewan Canada , but that it took Germany to see and capitalize on the potential! Talk about a missed opportunity...

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First IREE Certification
Renovation

Efficiency Capital Achieves Canada's First Retrofit IREE Certification

...Passive House in Vancouver The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings Find more about green home construction in the Eco...