Geothermal heating and cooling / Guides

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...geothermal heating and cooling systems extract heat energy and transfer it into buildings, saving you approximately 50 to 60% on heating and cooling costs, depe...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heating and cooling system for your home, you should definitely consider a heat pump for your heating and cooling needs. How much sense it makes will depend on ...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...andling unit (AHU) and a multi-speed fan to supply warm and cold air for space heating and cooling. House B Heated with a 13.3 kW high efficiency ground sou...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Geothermal heating and cooling Vegetated green roofs The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system focuses on measured performance o...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...heating and cooling equipment is your comfort delivery system, this is not the place to try and save a dollar. And doing so will also probably cost you more in ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...geothermal system for heating through water-to-water heat pumps and bottom up radiant floor slabs, and geothermal cooling through water-to-air heat pumps, fan c...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heating and cooling makes great use of free heat from the ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...heating when the panel isn't actively in use - as "cooking" a panel . You could also apply the principles of passive heating and cooling by placing the panel ...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...andard. In order for a house to be considered “passive” by PHI standards, it has to: Use less than 15 kWh/m2 per year in heating and cooling Use less than...