Energy

Energy Efficiency Series: Solar Hot Water Systems

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Hot water demands the second largest amount of energy in…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Recoup 30 Percent More When You Remodel Green

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. How much do our buildings really…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: The Passivhaus Standard

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. A Passivhaus (or Passive House) takes…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: How a Heat Recovery Ventilator Works

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. Heat recovery ventilation systems allow R-2000…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series – What makes a “Built-Green” Home Different?

    Built Green™ promotes construction of buildings that are healthier for the occupants and healthier for the environment. Sustainable or “green” building practices can reduce the tremendous impact that…Read more

Understanding energy efficiency – A house is a system

A house is made up of components that work together to form an integrated system. The performance of one component depends on its relationship with other components in the same…Read more

EnerGuide Rating for New Homes

There are a number of different construction standards for low energy and/or green homes in Canada. Depending on the region of Canada you are in, you may be familiar with…Read more

Energy Efficient New Homes – Grants and Incentives

Currently, although Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) does not offer incentives to new home buyers or new home builders, NRCan manages the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, and…Read more
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