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August 9, 2017

Net-Zero FAQ: Answering Five Common Questions About Building and Owning a Net-Zero Home

As one of western Canada’s premier net-zero home builders, we pay particular attention to this ever-evolving space. As Canada begins to make serious inroads into greenhouse gas reduction, with an eye-focused eye on sustainability and environmental awareness, more Canadians … Read More
June 27, 2017

Reduce Your AC Bill This Summer: Four Ways to Cool Your Home Without Using Power

Summertime in Edmonton can be scorching, but simply turning up the air conditioning isn’t always the most economical solution. We’re here to help you discover a few practical ways to cool your home without using power so that you can … Read More
May 29, 2017

The Tesla Solar Roof: A Good Option for Albertans?

Back in January we wrote about how Alberta is a great place for solar power generation. With the recent unveiling of the Tesla Solar Roof, we thought we would revisit the subject of rooftop solar and discuss whether or … Read More
April 28, 2017

Three Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency & Reduce Heating/Cooling Bills

With spring finally arriving to Edmonton, many people are anxiously waiting to get outside and enjoy the sun. Right now also happens to be the perfect time of year for you to start planning the small projects that need to … Read More
March 28, 2017

Taking a Simple Approach to Energy Efficiency

Last month we spoke to the Edmonton Journal about the Belgravia home and its efficiency credentials. Specifically, we talked about how the Belgravia is a home that “just works” despite its efficient build. Today, we thought we’d talk … Read More
February 22, 2017

Upcoming Advancements Set to Further Improve Home Energy Efficiency

As one of Canada’s leading builders of green, energy-efficient homes – and one of Western Canada’s only net-zero home builders – we are very interested in new technologies and developments in the space. We are quite excited by the … Read More
January 16, 2017

Is Alberta a Good Place to Have Solar Panels On Your Home?

Yes!  For a variety of reasons, Alberta is a great place to have solar panels on your home.   In this blog post, we will discuss why this is the case. Sunniest … Read More
January 3, 2017

Understanding the Average Canadian’s Annual Energy Consumption

Canadians are no strangers to high energy costs in the home. Some months it seems like every bill that comes in is higher than the month preceding it. While our northern climate and dispersed population can explain away … Read More
November 3, 2016

How An Energy Efficient Home Can Benefit You

At Effect Home Builders we pride ourselves on providing energy efficient homes that capture a sense of community and integration. We use smart building techniques and an environmentally centred philosophy to provide you … Read More
November 3, 2016

What is a Net Zero Energy Home?

As the world moves toward more sustainable building and manufacturing processes, we are starting to enter a metaphoric “golden age” of sustainable construction. We aren’t going to get into the politics of it – frankly, that’s way outside our scope … Read More