Burning hardwood / Guides

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...burning, or which wood burns the hottest as a home heat source in a wood-burning stove or fireplace, remember this: First rule for wood burning? Make sure i...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...Burning wood releases carbon, but only about 20% more than if you leave a tree to rot on the forest floor. That isn't to suggest that burning wood as a heatin...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...hardwood floor, trim, kitchen cabinets, appliances and a 12x12’ sunroom. All clean waste lumber was saved and used to heat the new home with a high-efficiency w...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...burning of fossil fuels, the efficiency is only about 30%. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric ...