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Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...storage can be built into rooms when sufficent head room can be sacrificed. In some cases this can help reclaim unused space, as long as it is built into otherwise un-insulated floors. Sub-floor storage © VIP Homes Sub-floor storage © VIP Homes In the kitche...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...home power storage you are still reliant on grid power. The latest lithium-ion technology in home batteries and power storage is still not terribly efficient, and so consequently, it is still quite expensive. The best lithium ion home batteries will run you roughly $10,000 USD to install just one, and to meet the ene...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...home PSI rating: 15 kWh / m² Method of calculation: Modelled Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net square feet, 3 bedroom home rated...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...Home Batteries and Power Storage. Read more moving away from fossil fuels and how to reduce your carbon footprint in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer Building a Near Zero Energy Home on a Budget Passive House Certification & Design in North ...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...home this size, strategic use of space and creative storage is paramount. For example, a living room bench doubles as an extra bed while concealing drawer space underneath. Dormers in the loft allow for clothing storage, head room and extra windows for ventilation. By including such multi-purpose features, the Tack's...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi ...

Green Home Design - What makes a city livable
Choosing where to live

What makes a green home livable to you?

...home in North America How much insulation do I need in green home construction? Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Why building a sustainable home is the best financial choice Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages or to lea...

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...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...home solar power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage Choosing between a solar tracker or fixed solar mount Discover more about the Tesla Solar Panel special offer , find out more about solar photovoltaic panels here , or if y...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...storage models. Some gas-fired models can operate without any electricity. However, these are generally low-end brands that use air from inside the home (instead of outside air) for combustion. These models are not recommended because they draw in and evacuate heat from the home and because a defect in the seal of ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...homes for sale How to stay on budget when building a Green home Why we need to build green homes that withstand climate change events Tips for successfully building affordable eco homes Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Find more about green home construction ...