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Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

...Technology, conventional solar panels "are brittle because they're crystalline". He goes on to say, "If you bend or flex them, at some point they'll just break and shatter. By making our cells small and then interconnecting them we're able to make them almost unbreakable". “Our technology makes these panels virtually...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, partnered to launch a study to help understand the trends in world green building today and how they have changed since 2008 when the first global green study was conducted by McGraw-Hill Construction (Global Green Building SmartMarket Report, 2008). This new ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries combines solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas come and go, and on occasion a game-changing technology or product emerges. The big news lately is in renewable energy - solar power generation, solar power storage, el...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop roof when needed for food production. So I’m still glad I did it, but this new Hydraloop technology is light years ahead of what I had to build because there weren't any commercially available options” Says Emmanuel. The original news article all about the EcoHome DIY gray water recycling system is here . How...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Green, is a collaboration between home owners, local experts and Effect Home Builders . Together they are pushing the envelope to design and build Net Zero Energy homes that produce as much energy throughout the year as they consume. Net Zero Energy home © Effect Home Builders Technology in th...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the course of a day. The flat roof design allows for a green roof or the installation of solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Green Home B...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work, then this article is for you. We’ve outlined some of the basics of residential solar 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 perhaps a bit on the technical side for some homeowners, the ba...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...Technology University, recently published an article in Green Building Advisor that demonstrates the results of his research on this. Working in conjunction with a study group in Canada, his team has demonstrated that the use of mirrors, or reflectors, to further illuminate the panels could increase their performance b...

Grey water and heat recovery shower

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water sooner, and hard to imagine why we would build a shower any other way now that it's available. Then again, many people also live with a dripping tap or faucet - which is an easy fix . After taking a moment to visualize the amount of the water and energy that is literally going down the drain while showerin...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) of a home. Carbon sequestering is one of the more hopeful solutions to slowing runaway climate change, as it prevents the release of carbon into the atmosphere. Currently the only real carbon storage option in green building materials comes from natural building products such as strawb...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see here .