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High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...home. One disadvantage of pellet stoves over wood stoves is that the hopper requires power to load pellets. So in the event of an extended power outage, you m...

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 .

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...power during summer and heating power during winter - which is why using HRV and ERV systems is recommended to reduce energy loss whilst ventilating homes. When...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...home or walls change, some of that moisture will be absorbed and released by the materials in your home. And, as it's that time of year when condensation on win...

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 ...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a way describe a lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, bu...

Air-heated radiant concrete floor
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Air-heated radiant floors

...home How to make air-heated floors work: Since the first forced-air heating systems were introduced into homes, there have been attempts to distribu...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...homebuyers to make better choices in the homes they are thinking of buying and driving up the adoption of energy efficient home renovation industry as better ho...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...solar home design page to learn how to passively heat a home. 6. Health risks: The tires of an Earthship may release brominated flame retardants (PBDE...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...home a generation ago to under 3 people per home today. Compare that to Tiny House builders that are producing fully-functioning homes that are as little as 1...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...homebuyers were willing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even...