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Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...home EV charger in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...home but it would probably be less expensive with a new build due to the unfinished interiors. Read more about the pros and cons of Solar Thermal Water Heaters , Solar Air Heaters , and EcoHome's new concept home with a solar air heated radiant floor in the EcoHome Green Building Guides .

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...home and expensive car, but ultimately it left him feeling unsatisfied. He bailed out of competitive snowboarding and integrated his passion for photography with his love of the sport. Long before the days of GoPro cameras, Basich would hook up rigs for full-sized cameras so he could film while riding. Eventually h...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare? How could it be optimized?

...energy collection A successful strategy to power a home with solar energy begins like the water system, with the core principle of first reducing demand. To that end, the appliances and systems of this house were designed and chosen for their reduced operational demand of energy. On the roof are eight photovoltaic ...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...Energy - 1 Imperative 7) Net zero energy: One hundred percent of the project’s energy needs must be supplied by on-site renewable energy on a net annual basis. Health - 3 Imperatives 8) Civilized environment: Every room of interior living space must have operable windows. 9) Healthy air: To ensure safe in...