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High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...heating solution . Burning firewood and other biomass fuels are a way to gain that independence. Heating efficiently with biomass fuel (wood, grain, seeds and...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...wood burner: Heating with wood does not instantly make you an enviro-villain unless you live on an island with one remaining tree. Wood is a renewable resourc...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...with wood only use softwood simply because that is all that is available. We happily encourage comments from both softwood and hardwood users below, so we can s...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...with engineered wood and expanded polystyrene which achieve an insulation value of R-42. These walls are structural engineered wood columns coated with Pink Woo...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...heating with a high efficiency and electricity free wood pellet stove, see here , or to help with choosing a woodburning stove, see here , or even, for help in ...

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

...wood pellet stove that has manual rather than electric operation for feeding in the wood granules. How 'green' they are has more to do with what you burn, how...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...wood walls instead of drywall: most of the interior surfaces, walls and cathedral ceiling are finished with plywood panels that are urea-formaldehyde free with ...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...without the addition of chemical agents Plywood boxes made from soybean glue without urea formaldehyde (VOC) Wood cabinet doors are zero-VOC and are covered...

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

...with. We said it before, but we’re going to say it again – first rule of wood burning? Burn Dry Wood! (Oh, and the right wood for maximum heat output too, if yo...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...heating system paired with an electric boiler with carefully controlled backup heating control system too. This LEED Platinum certified home may be miserly wi...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...wood-frame walls with polyiso foil-faced insulation panels [with zero HCFCs] eliminates thermal bridging, and helps the walls to achieve R-35. As described earl...