Heating Cooling & Energy

 
Natural gas fireplace
During the combustion process, natural gas is the most efficient and least harmful of fossil fuels. How affordable or ecologically responsible it will be in the future depends largely on supply and sourcing. . The clean burning process and price has made heating and cooking with...
Heating with biomass fuel
Improvements in stove technology have made biomass fuel a more popular and efficient heat source. Here are some options for efficiently heating with firewood and other organic materials. For more than a decade, there has been an increase in the use of biomass fuel for heating homes...
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems take advantage of the consistent temperature of the earth to remove heat from buildings in the summer months and supply heat during the winter. . Starting at depths of  between 6 and 10 metres, the temperature of the earth is no longer...
Edelweiss House wrapped with Delta Vent S weather barrier
Ecohome recently completed a demonstration home in Wakefield, Quebec, relying heavily on Cosella-Dörken products to attain the very high building standard we had imposed on...
DIY air exchanger installation video
The Lunos Heat Recovery Ventilation system (HRV) is a completely new approach to home ventilation, great for both new home construction and renovations. The Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system of the Edelweiss House is very different than what people are probably used to seeing...
Learn how to make your own high efficiency wood heating device for your own home. A Rocket Mass Heater (RMH) is a super-efficient wood-fired heating system composed of two parts: Part One is a rocket stove, consisting of...
Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Yet another innovative Kickstarter campaign aiming to put small scale renewable energy generators in the hands of the masses. . We've seen portable charging devices for personal gadgets, we've seen vertical axis wind turbines and now we have seen a marriage of the two. That's right...
The Damn Near Passive House rated at Net Zero Heat 30
Performance: Net Zero Heat 30 Designed by future owner / builder Roy de Vries and Designer John Gower of Gower Design Group. To be located in the Kootenays, BC, the 'damn near Passive House' exists so far in design only and is slated to break ground in the spring of 2014. Once built, this...
ICCE 2013: International Conference and Exhibition on Clean Energy
ICCE 2013: International Conference and Exhibition on Clean Energy. This conference is organized to share and discuss recent developments in clean energy sector. The aim of ICCE 2013 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world...
This course will give an overview of various sustainable technologies including solar and wind energy electrical systems, solar domestic hot water, wood heating and geothermal systems. . This course will help home or cottage owners decide what technologies make sense for them...
Choosing the right firewood
Dense hardwoods like maple, oak, birch and cherry are some of the better woods for heating. Different species of wood are available in different areas, so the best firewood will vary by location. . Using softwood is less than ideal for home heating, largely because of how fast it...
The installation of tidal turbines In New York’s East River
Renewable power sources such as sun and wind present challenges for grid operators in being able to consistently meet demand.  Tidal and river generators remove that unknown, and Cornwall, Ontario will soon benefit from a river turbine pilot project. A project started in 2002 by...