Fire logs / Guides

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...fires if you have any creosote build up. Pressed wood fire logs: Fire logs have become very popular and easy to find. We aren't talking about the 'light the bag' chemical fire logs that became trendy in the 80's for instant Christmas ambience, but rather the modern day equivalent of responsibly manufactured logs ...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...fireplace you’ll know how very frustrating this stage can be . Gathering crumpled paper, kindling, an armful of smaller branches and some kind of accelerant for starting a fire like starter-bricks or firelighters ( and NEVER a can of gasoline or diesel – seriously, ) you strike a match (or probably more like 5 or 10 if...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...fireplace will often draw warm air from your home even when not in operation. High performance woodburning fireplace insert © RSF Fireplaces Fireplace inserts are sealed cast iron stoves that fit into your fireplace, which helps it burn more efficiently and better distribute heat through your home. A fire place...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...fires produce less airborne particulates than low-temperature fires; EPA-certified wood stoves produce less than un-certified stoves and pellet stoves produce less than EPA-certified wood stoves, they are closer to gas stoves in the emissions they produce. To read more about the wood combustion process and to understan...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...firewood is fairly easy to come by, along with manufactured pressed-wood logs that can be found at most hardware stores. Manually-operated pellet stoves: Most pellet stoves require power to feed the hopper. You could rig up a small PV solar panel to run it; optionally, there are a couple of models of pellet stove tha...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...logs provided structural support at each corner of the house, and light walls were built between them. It fell out of fashion mostly because a new stud frame method – in which the wall construction also provided the structural support – was cheaper and required less skill to assemble. Building a stud frame wall initi...