ECOHOUSE CANADA - Winter 2014/15

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Zehnder Roxul
Euroline Windows Inc. Velux
Canplas
 

THE ECOHOME DEMO HOUSE


STAGE ONE: Slab-on-grade construction

The Ecohome Demonstration House is well underway, the following page chronicles the first stage of constuction, building the slab-on-grade. The house is oriented facing south to maximize passive solar heat gain in winter, but will be shaded in the summer by deciduous trees, wall mounted sun shades and a large overhang to prevent overheating.

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GLOBAL SOLUTIONS HOUSE


Simple design a model for Aging-in-Place affordability

Designed and built as an Aging-in-Place affordable housing model with the possibility for a secondary suite, the Passive E House will serve in part as a demonstration home by having its energy performance monitored over the coming years. 

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THE ELLIOTT RESIDENCE


Reno and addition make farmhouse a local destination

The Elliott Residence is a retrofit / addition to a 1930 farmhouse near Ottawa. Designed for durability, energy independence and carbon neutrality, it meets R-2000, ENERGY STAR and GreenHouse, is participating in the 1000 Home Challenge and is Certified LEED Gold. Read More ...

 


FARNHAM AVENUE HOUSE


Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill

Farnham Avenue House is a single-family detached residential infill project. Some of the eco-friendly design aspects are time honoured such as, vertical ventilation and natural daylight shafts, dynamic cross ventilation, passive solar shading, and super insulation. Other features have been around for a long time, but are not that common on a confined city lot, such as geothermal heating and cooling.

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 HOW TO INSTALL CLADDING

So your walls can dry

The walls of your home are an environmental separator. Their job is to keep the inside in and the outside out. Exterior cladding is your first line of defense against weather elements, and its job is to allow the control layers - like your vapour barrier, air barriers and insulation to do their jobs without being assaulted by wind, precipitation and UV rays.

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FLEXIBLE HOUSE DESIGN

A well constructed home will stand
long enough to see many families come
and go in its lifetime, and they won’t all
have the same needs. When drawing floor
plans, flexible design can make future
changes easier.

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