Off grid house / Discussions

Do you have building partners in BC?

...off grid as the cost of grid power on our site is expensive. We also need a water collection system as our water is not good for consumption. I was looking at t...

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

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

...house location is 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 - ev...

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

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...house that received direct sun, and collected passive solar heat, and moved the water through the tubing to the areas of the house that did not receive direct s...

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?

At the moment I'm designing a small house that I hope to be able to be able to live in all year round, with zero bills so I'm using wind, hydro and solar for e...

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

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

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

...House , our LEED Platinum Kenogami House , and our newest demo house in Wakefield QC has a feature that may be of interest, we installed a solar air heated floo...

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

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...house specialized in prefab panels & they're based of the pemberton. Passive homes are a great base for becoming net zero ready so I'd probably recommmend looki...

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

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

...off-grid? What is your main heating fuel going to be - gas, wood, oil, electric? Whether you choose wires, hydronic tubes or air tubes to heat your floor, you...

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

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

...off-grid use or during power outages, see here © Ecohome

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

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

...house early if it will pay off. In other words, I'm happy to spend $50,000 today if it will save me $50,000+ in the long run. Some eco/green building strategies...

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