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Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

Find the builders and see the homes that succeeded in the Net Zero Energy Canadian pilot project. In the EcoHome green building guide pages you can learn to build a Net Zero Energy Home that can withstand a climate change.… Net Zero Energy Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot pr…

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

Are you a BC builder concerned about what the new BC Energy Step Code will mean for your business? EcoHome's been writing articles about high-efficiency construction for over 10 years, so relax, we can help!… The new BC Energy Step Code - The details The BC Energy Step Code is a new provincial standard intended to pro…

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

The new Powerhouse standard factors the entire energy consumption and life cycle of buildings from cradle to grave.… Powerhouse is a new building standard that originated in Norway, one that certifies buildings that produce more energy over their lifetime than they will use. There are already many positive-production …

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

A Saanich, BC. home is the first certified with the CHBA's Net Zero Label… Net Zero Homes - the design & certification process In May of 2017, the Canadian Home Builders Association [CHBA] officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program, following the successful completion of a 15-month pilot project to valida…

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

Performance: Passive Solar Index 15 Registration date: February 12, 2015 Region: Saguenay, Quebec Type of construction: Single-family New home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Gree…

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What is the Living Building Challenge?

The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems, certified on merit alone after 12 months of occupancy.… What is the Living building challenge? The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems. Performance requiremen…

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is open to all. Register your project before March 15th.… The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is …

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All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

Green Home building certification programs & rating systems offer an independent & credible third party appraisal of the health, durability & performance of homes & buildings… Why Green Home certification? As more people pursue high efficiency Green home rating certifications, they become increasingly well known and t…

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Taking the Living Building Challenge

The Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, ON sets its sights on the Living Building Challenge… The Living Building challenge is one of the toughest green building certifications to complete, and has yet to be achieved in Canada. The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit trade school in Peterborough Ontario, is setting out to…

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Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

Soon to be riding along with the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 program will be a new pilot project that will recognize builders who achieve net zero energy performance in homes… From the Natural Resources Canada website: Overview: The R-2000 Net Zero Energy pilot aims to recognize the builders and homes reaching net…

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

A certified Passive House in North America & Canada can be certified by the Passive House Institute PHI or PHIUS, the US certification system. Discover the differences to decide which Passive House certification is best for you...… What is Passive House certification? The term “Passive House” was once obscure jargon u…

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BC Energy Step Code - Building Sustainable Homes in Canada

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

BC Energy Step Code - A step in the right direction for Sustainable home building in Canada… This step follows in the path of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 initiative, which began in 2009, with the Greenest City Action Team masterminded & co-chaired by Gregor Robertson, at that time Mayor of Vancouver, and David R. B…

Got a Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

Presented by SAB Magazine and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the 2018 Canadian Green Building Awards are open to all.… The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their merits alone. Winners will receive n…

Ontario's new building-codes for Legal Laneway Homes Toronto

Ontario clarifies building-code for legal laneway homes in Toronto

In a landmark appeal case Ontario BCC has clarified building-code for laneway homes making it easier to get a permit for legal Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020 with shared access & sprinklers legally accepted… Toronto’s New Laneway Suite Program bylaw gives hope for Tiny Homes After buying a home on Manning Ave in…

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

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

It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office… Originally published on the Sab Mag blog, click through to see the rest of this years awardees. Jury comment A very high-performance building that does justice to its client’s corporate philosophy a…

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