Solar heating

 
Celsius Solar Igloo
On display at Igloofest in Montreal, the Celsius solar igloo is an artistic demonstration of solar heating. A solar igloo at first sounds counterintuitive, but contrast is at the heart of this design concept created by the L. McComber architectural team for Montreal's Igloofest. The...
Snohetta Zero Energy Building in Norway
Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency. We were really happy to see the following piece from Designboom. On the topic of  home energy efficiency, the...
B.C.’s First Passive House
The first home in British Columbia to meet international Passive House Standards will also double as affordable housing for Whistler families, proving that building energy efficient homes can be affordable. The passive solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar...