Posts Tagged ‘EnerGuide rating’

De Waal Net Zero House, Edmonton

Thursday, June 1st, 2017


Jury comments: A commendable example of environmentally responsible densification, that is both gentle in its addition of a secondary suite, and transferable in its use of off-the-shelf technology
and local labour. The project achieves its net zero ambitions in a holistic way, exploiting passive solar orientation and creating a highly insulated and airtight building envelope before adding photovoltaic panels for make-up energy. Water conservation and material selection strategies are also commendable.

2016 British Columbia Regional Winner - FORT ST. JOHN PASSIVE HOUSE - Fort St. John, BC

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

JURY COMMENTS: A highly commendable effort by a small and remote municipality to create a prototype residential building to the highest energy performance standards. One of the few single-family houses to be certified to Passive House standards anywhere in Canada, the educational opportunity this project represents is profound - and all the more remarkable because it is located in an area where the economy is dominated by the oil and gas industry.


Strathcona Net Zero House

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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.

By Paul Horsman (more…)

Global Solutions House

Monday, January 19th, 2015

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.



ecoHouse 3 - Belgravia Green House

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

As part of a three-house development in a charming, mature Edmonton neighbourhood, the Belgravia House is a net-zero-energy home, meaning it produces as much energy as it consumes.
The house has large south-facing windows that allow the sun’s heat and light in while offering fantastic views of a playground and green space. The south roof deck gives great views and lets the house engage the community, while the solar-electric system directly behind quietly generates electricity.

By Les Wold


EcoHouse Canada 2 - Zen Barn - 80-year old siding helps modern house meld into historic neighbourhood

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Zen Barn is an infill home built in an historic and eclectic Ottawa neighbourhood. The owners wanted to balance their modern taste with a subtle integration of the house into the community.

By James Hawley (more…)

EcoHouse Canada 2 - Black Bank Hill - Energy efficiency from the foundation up

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The house at Black Bank Hill is situated in Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment region on a high plateau overlooking the surrounding landscape. The owners – a retired couple who aim to live off the land – wanted a house that is energy efficient, comfortable, low maintenance, modest in size, and with a connection to place and the surrounding agricultural landscape.

By Christine Lolley (more…)

SAB HOMES 5 - Wood Avenue House

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Large Georgian home leaves small enviro footprint

Ottawa’s first LEED Platinum detached house is located in the city’s upscale Rockcliffe Park neighbourhood northeast of downtown. It replaces an older, much modified and energy inefficient home that the owners had occupied for many years.

By Linda Chapman