Passive solar design / News

Energy efficiency

Vancouver tests Passive House efficiency with the Ice Box Challenge

...Passive House design maximizes passive solar heat absorption with south facing windows, plus high levels of insulation and an extremely airtight building envelo...

Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer USA September 2019
Renewable Energy

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

...Solar product about a month ago across the US, which lets home owners rent solar panels out with no long-term contract or upfront costs. In the “Rent solar” pro...

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...

Living Building Challenge
Health

One of the greenest homes on Earth is taking the Living Building Challenge in Alberta Canada - The Confluence

...design elements during the phases of design, construction, operation and end-of-life. More images of The Confluence project The Confluence is truly a green ...

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...

A building made from K-Tect’s foam and steel structural insulated pane
Products and Materials

A New High Performance Wall System Makes Inroads Into the Ottawa Construction Market

...passive solar design, airtight building envelope and no thermal bridging, this family enjoys an energy-efficient home with superior indoor air quality. Structur...

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

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...Solar Roof will be a game changer for home solar power generation and charging EVs at home Important note about the impact of electric cars on climate emi...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...design principles in our studios, with the aim of designing architecture and urbanism that goes beyond the standard of net zero carbon in use. Collaborate wit...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Architecture

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

...solar panels will supply the majority of energy. The towers will also employ one of the simplest passive solar designs , the use of deciduous trees to assist ...

Tiny Houses now Legal in Washington State
Design

Tiny Houses - Washington State legalizes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...Solar , Blacktail Solar Homes etc - EcoHome recently enjoyed a reunion of the original "Domies" at UC Davis at the Whole Earth Day celebrations, which we'll be ...