resources

We recommend the following online resources for industry information about sustainable building practices and net-zero construction:

National Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) – Rock-solid information about general energy efficiency for houses and appliances.

Green Building Advisor – Practical information about advanced energy efficiency. Written from a builder’s perspective and includes informative discussions.

Building Science Corporation – Easy-to-read reports that cover the latest research on building science. A good source of information about energy-saving details that also enhance durability.

Net Zero Energy Home Coalition – Information about net-zero energy housing. Has excellent webinars, including a few by Habitat’s Peter Amerongen.

Passive Buildings Canada – Information about Passive Houses, the highest standard for energy-efficient building in the world. See also Passive House Institute US (PHIUS).

Passive House Canada – National non-profit association advocating for the Passive House high-performance building standard. Passive House is recognized internationally as the proven best way to build for comfort, affordability and energy efficiency of residential, institutional and commercial buildings, through all stages of design, construction, and livability.

Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA) – Great source of information about local renewable energy activities and initiatives with a library of good presentations, including a few by Habitat Studio’s Peter Amerongen.

Green Edmonton – An online portal offering local sustainable lifestyle and consumer solutions for Edmontonians. Good information on Habitat Studio’s Mill Creek Net-Zero Project.

City of Edmonton Green Home Guide – Great source of information from the City of Edmonton about sustainable building practices. 

For more information about sustainable home building, contact us to talk to an expert.