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Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid v...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...energy choices for your home has a significant effect on not only your personal finances but also our environment. Choosing an energy source for your home can...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...Energy Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of homes, and t...

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

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

...energy continuing to rise and a global push towards energy conservation and renewable energy solutions, we need to look into alternative ways of generating powe...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...energy system as their customers have used. By voluntarily paying a premium for green energy, you are creating market demand for more renewable power sources....

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...energy? Build more efficient homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an off-grid home , or even how to build an off-gr...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...home, for the truly industrious amongst us. The Zoetrope was conceived when renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a sma...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...home actually came in under market rates for a comparable sized home. After a year of occupancy, what's really impressive is that this home ended up using 30%...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...homes that have been labelled using ERS to date. 2. Focus on energy performance and commoditization of net zero energy homes The pilot will focus on energy ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...home energy rating © Ecohome Grants for homeowners to invest in solar and geothermal systems Financial incentives for the purchase of energy efficient houses Es...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...homes certification , Passive House , Net Zero Labelled homes and all other Green Home Rating systems in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages .