ECOHOUSE CANADA - Spring 2015

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Zehnder Mitsubishi Electric
Euroline Windows Inc. Velux
Amvic
 CaGBC Conference

THE ECOHOME DEMO HOUSE


STAGE TWO: Building the walls using
the REMOTE system

The wall we designed for the Demo House is best categorized as a ‘REMOTE’ wall, a high-performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for ‘Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-insulation TEchnique’.  Read more


LEED CANADA FOR HOMES


2014 Certifications and selected profiles

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PAPE VILLAGE HOUSE


Active and passive solar in the city

Our clients had begun to outgrow their small, East Toronto bungalow in Pape Village and wanted to pursue their dream of a well-designed, energy-efficient home. We designed them a new, two-storey home which uses  passive and active solar systems and a highly insulated, air-tight envelope. The house actually generates electricity and scores 85 on the EnerGuide scale!

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STRATHCONA NET ZERO HOUSE


Modern home a living laboratory in historic neighbourhood

The Strathcona Net Zero House, with an Energuide Rating of 95, is located in the 100 year-old neighbourhood of Old Strathcona in Edmonton. The area retains much of its original character including one of the most well preserved historic business districts in western Canada, along with tree-lined streets having a mixture of heritage homes, mid-century walk-up apartments, and new infill housing.  Read more


THERMAL BRIDGES

What they are and how to break them

When one section of a wall conducts heat much quicker than another, we refer to it as a thermal bridge, and that can greatly reduce the overall R value of a wall. Thermal breaks are the solution. Read more