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Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...power) and are usually near bus routes and services, making even the worst of them greener than a lot of the 'green' homes that lie outside of urban centers. ...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...powerful jets that feel more like you're getting a tattoo than bathing. No one wants to leave a shower cold and in pain, so needless to say those weren't big se...

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

...power generation . These systems and design features work together to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 100. The home also boasts a Walk Score of 56 and a transit ...

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?

...power outage, perhaps consider a high efficiency electricity free wood pellet stove designed for off-grid use, see here . In this test case the system was cou...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...power generation, or thermal solar where liquid passing through tubes collects heat to be redistributed through your house. According to NASA, every day the s...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...power than it consumes, and each of these homes will achieve that. Wall panels and roof components were pre-made in the company’s manufacturing facility in Edmo...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...power at the well head for the pump, no additional power lines would need to be run to the well, so there is no added hassle or cost difference whether installa...

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone

...power even larger appliances. They hope one day to crack the code to powering entire households. Excited? Cruise over to their Kickstarter page and you could ...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...Green Building Guides - North America's favorite Sustainable & Green Building Resource

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towards limiting the impact of urban ...

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

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...power, you can gain heat simply through natural convection as warm air rises, but you will get much more heat by forcing air through it with a fan. Fans don't r...