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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

...off grid 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...

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

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems ...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...Off-grid living homes blog post 1: Concept Overview Off-grid living homes blog post 2: Design & Construction Choices Off-grid living homes blog post 3: All about off grid power generation NEXT PAGE Off-Grid living homes blog post 5: Appliances, mechanicals & systems You could also consider heating with a ...

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

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems a...

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

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog here . This off-grid home design began with the basic principles of passive heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install h...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...off-grid home in part two of the Off Grid Home Building Blog Here . *** Editor's note: We appreciate the mention and we are very happy with the performance of the Edelweiss House, but like Craig, by the time we were done we already had ideas for wall assemblies that we liked better. That should always be the case, ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...living off-grid see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunlight or wind. The structure’s rounded shape also helps to easily collect rainwater, which is then purified with a built-in filtration system. Check out Off Grid Quest to learn more. ...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open up to the outside. The 360-degree glass fronts, innovative lighting technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the co...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...living. Adding our pre-engineered green packages for solar energy, rainwater collection and grey water treatment can take NOMADs right off the grid." The folks at NOMAD Micro Home want to make high-performance, low impact housing affordable to the masses. Their indiegogo crowdfunding campaign helped them do exactly t...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...off-grid or likely to be during power outages, read on... Which electric-free pellet stoves are best off-grid? Wood Pellet stoves have always been a great alternative to wood stoves as they have a hopper that feeds fuel as needed, so it's a bit more like having a gas stove in your house. They are cleaner, they bala...