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Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...homes power production requirements are below - to continue reading the off grid blog, find part 4 here, off grid home heating Off Grid Solar Panel Array calcs 1 Off Grid Solar Panel Array calcs 2 © Off Grid Solar Panel Array calcs 3 ...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...solar panels on your roof, the actual electricity you use is for the most part not the electricity you generated. The bulk of electricity generated by home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most of us are at work and our homes are using little power. So unless you have a battery backup system (which ...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...home, a pop-up hotel, a humanitarian refuge, or even an electric car charging station. Its 9744Wh battery is powered by a 750W silent wind turbine and 600W solar outputs that enable it to operate completely off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunl...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...Home Batteries: Many people who have photovoltaic solar arrays also have batteries to store power in emergencies, even if they are tied to the grid. There is nothing stopping you from getting a home battery without first hooking up a solar array, nothing except the price maybe. They are not cheap. Basement flood prev...

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

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

...solar panels, your own wind turbine, solar heated floors , bike generator , or even a water-wheel! Solar heating - passive & active energy Passive solar heating refers to designing a home to collect heat from the sun . Passive cooling means providing natural shading to cool a home (such as deciduous trees, awnings ...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...solar panels required to heat your home with electricity by about, you guessed it, 2/3rds. Home battery systems will be required for some of these options, read here about the newest technologies in home power storage It really goes without saying but I will say it anyway – the better insulated your home is, the ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...home's Passive Solar Index program (PSI) of energy modelling designs from the benchmark of complete passive solar heating, this is not a rigid target. Depending on climate and other considerations (such as with the Kenogami House), achieving zero heat demand is not always the best use of resources. Regardless of your...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...homes runs a gasoline generator to provide ¼ of their required power. Resilient home design and survivability Some homeowners seek autonomy from shared resources as a manner of ensuring the survivability of their homes in the face of grid failure; the merits of this cannot be argued as it is a decision based on lif...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...home EV charger . For more on Home Renewable Energy like Questions to ask a Solar Panel Contractor or The latest solar home battery technologies , see the Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

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

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

...home here This LEED Platinum home is warm & inviting with cork floor, reclaimed wood ceiling & zero-VOC Kitchen © Ecohome The reclaimed wood doors give the Edelweiss LEED platinum home extra points and some added charm © Ecohome Roo...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...home heating, learn more about sustainable home comfort , energy efficiency and how to reduce the carbon footprint of homes on the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Different Electric Home Heating Types - which ar...