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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...Solar thermal panels powered by photovoltaics: pumps and fans for hydronic solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slab...

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...

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

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...home. In years past, the mechanical systems and appliances within off-grid homes looked quite different from typical grid-tied homes. Electricity generation w...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog - energy modeling projections and real performance

...home. Below is our "Home Energy Rating Certificate", which shows the overall estimates, including the major details about the home, the systems, and expected ...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...Solar PV Rooftop 80.2 20 Solar PV Ground-mounted 64.2 20 Wind 13.5 20 Water Power 13.1 ...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...solar air heaters work: Solar air heater diagram © Ecohome The above diagram indicates the basic concept of a solar air heater, and while there are many...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...home The first thing to understand is that there are two kinds of solar collection in home design - active and passive. An active solar home has an expensiv...

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

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

...Homes program, the first project and home in Canada to do so. Not only that, the EcoHome Edelweiss House project was only the second LEED V4 Platinum home certi...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...solar heat collection. The amount of heat that can be generated by the most rudimentary solar collection system is astounding. Check out our DIY solar shower , ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...solar panels to power your home there is an even stronger motivation to design for reduced consumption. Energy efficient appliances and low-flow faucets reduce ...

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?

...Solar heating design , LEED certified homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes which incorporate the ...