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What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear Emmanuel, Thanks for you...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

For doing an off grid home what is the cost of the slab?

I have an illustration of a top view looking down but still working on a side view but not quite sure on what section and how much reinforcement I would need t...

Posted by Jayperion July 31, 2020, 10:15 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...off grid articles. You can find all that stuff and more in the Ecohome Building Guide Pages , but also pop in any keyword like 'off grid' in the search box at t...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a case of slapping as much PV on as possible and feeding the excess into the grid for a credit - everything has to be...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...home. How well did this technique work? The owner of the Kenogami house sold it before he worked out any thermal battery heat-storage techniques so I don't have...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

...homes for their specific climate . We can help you choose the right insulation for your needs as well as determine the right amount of insulation for energy eff...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...home regularly. Super-insulated homes such as passive house , and designing a home for passive solar heat collection will keep your energy costs at a minimum ...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...off grid cabin in Flagstaff arizona, 8200 feet elevation so it gets a good amount of snow. Flat buildng lot. Will be on solar, septic and hauled water/water cat...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...homes is an expensive and complicated set up that isn’t always necessary. When people are researching off-grid green living ideas including rainwater harvesti...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...home. Building cord wood walls is not super common so I'm already full of questions - where are you building? Will you have power or will it be off-grid? What i...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do you have building partners in BC?

...home have an architect to develop plans for a passive, off the grid home? I am interested in the style of the Edelweiss House. We could follow the plans to buil...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

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Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

I am trying to find out how much to build a small zero net home on land outside of Vancouver, sea to sky, who do I talk to? Is there a cost calculator or build...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How much does a Tesla roof cost?

...homeowner achieve a goal of going off grid, and after exploring all the options for our client we ended up installing a solar tracker , and the next step will b...

Posted by Anthea Larke June 18, 2019, 7:45 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...home. I've done research on contracting, home building, Passive House Certification, etc. I'm by no means an expert but I have some knowledge that would make me...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses