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Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...home design, and how to heat homes with the heat of sun, see here , for a finely engineered solution to high performance homes check out all you need to know ab...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...home from overheating in winter, yet keeps that heat to distribute later as the air begins to cool. Building a Net Zero Heat home is not some costly experimen...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...heat loss and the same amount of living space. Take a look at Passive solar home design page to learn how to passively heat a home. 6. Health risks: T...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...heaters: large stone masonry heaters are very expensive, but they are a very efficient way to heat with wood. While a wood stove provides heat primarily when bu...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...heating and cooling, and apparently Canadians are going to soon be eligible for free home energy audits, net zero home grants & interest-free home retrofit Loan...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...heat as long as your home stands. Solar thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glyco...

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

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

...heat recovery unit © Ecohome Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heat...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...heated when in use. Heat loss is minimized by high standards of insulation and air tightness. Standard heating is by way of an electric radiator, which is a...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...heat loss due to air transmission and the potential moisture damage from air leaks, air barriers should be getting a lot more attention than they are. Discove...

Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos video
HRV and ERV

Lunos ductless air exchanger

...home while maintaining excellent energy efficiency in heating. Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) are an essential component of any air-sealed high performance ...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...homes . It has been estimated that based on standard building practices, air leakage accounts for about 1/3 of the total heat loss of a home . A blower door t...