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Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...green home building techniques among builders. Through participating in this pilot project, every builder became licensed as, or was re-licensed as, an R-2000...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...power generation such as having solar panels on your roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar fa...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...power today and how this technology is being applied throughout Canada and the world. About solar - how it works While the specifics behind solar power are ...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...green lifestyle choices in these pages : Green commuting - what are the options? Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...power will determine the optimum orientation for your panels, and the best direction for you is not necessarily due south. If the power supplier in your area of...

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...Power Technology may change that. The cells in these pliable sheets are made from high-efficiency silicon, and if one cell is damaged or loses power, the rest...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...power was 'wasted' than expected, as excess power cannot be saved if it is not used and the batteries are full. I am putting together a system to use some of ...

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...green home construction, the Endeavour Centre will have an entirely sustainable home to sell, and the students that built it will have certification in green bu...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...power storage. These new systems can even ‘learn’ from your personal consumption patterns (as well as their own generation patterns), enabling them to store pow...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...power needs, and be either stored in batteries or fed back into the power grid. When you hear the words ‘net metering’, that refers to you feeding your surplu...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...power doesn't come from thin air, that's the first thing to realize. If you burn coal or gas to generate power to charge a car, doesn't that mean you are still ...