Zero Net Energy / Discussions

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

...net zero home grants and free energy audits in Canada. But I can actually find where these incentives can be put in motion. Can you please help me find where to...

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 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 4 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...Net Zero standard or to get it certified? If so here is the Canadian Home Builders Association page on their Net Zero program, they may also be a resource to he...

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

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

...zero net energy once we fully assessed the true energy requirements over a year or two. As the house location is off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a ca...

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

What kind of incentive are available for a high performance net zero home?

...net zero ready or net zero home this year and would like to discuss with you what my options are for incentives, rebates and grant I would be able to get to hel...

Posted by Matt Garrod March 28, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

...energy effient as posible. Thanks Olie

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

How do I get an assessment of heat loss for my home?

...energy audit in Canada? Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit Loans Canada

Posted by jennifer jolly Jan. 13, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

...Net Zero Home Grants & Zero Interest Home Renovation Loans for 2020 Whatever the politics…

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo house build ( the LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House ) we used the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini-split heat pump as se...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate and make a self sustaining eco friendly family house?

...Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Retrofit Loans Canada I would also weigh in on your solar panel point – If you are looking to install...

Posted by Emmanuel Sylvestre Aug. 31, 2020, 8:15 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...net zero designs, if an air source heat pump is used for space heating and an indoor air to water heat pump is used for DHW heating, the net efficiency of the D...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

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

...energy it will consume during operation. The cheapest way to set yourself up would be a wood stove, but they are not the most efficient system, and home tempe...

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

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...Net Zero home that will be Earth Advantage Platinum & Beyond. I'm intending on using Dense Packed Cellulose in the home and just applied it to the wall cavities...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses