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

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

...off the grid’ and it is a great way for the rest of us to do our bit towards preventing climate change. This sustainable method of producing energy has been e...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...off in Ontario there has to be the infrastructure in place." That's from the CBC, read more here. Quebec is also getting into the game, which is great new...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...off-peak hours. Even just that has very tangible benefits - by shifting the cooling load to off-peak hours, you take much of the burden off the grid during ti...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Off-grid living blog: a homeowner reflects on the design and building process Tesla Solar Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...off-grid heating solution . Burning firewood and other biomass fuels are a way to gain that independence. Heating efficiently with biomass fuel (wood, grain, ...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...off-grid. It's equipped with solar power generation, carries its own water, has a full kitchen and bathroom, but is also capable of plugging into the grid at ...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

One of the biggest drawbacks to renewable energies like wind and solar, is that it is unpredictable. This presents a challenge to grid operators, as they strug...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...off, use of high reflecting landscaping materials, and placing of vegetable gardens. The new house Providing natural light and air was behind the idea...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...off to upgrade to newer and more efficient appliances. A battery system can also give you the ability to run a grid-tied solar array during grid power failure...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...offering strong financial incentives for homeowners to produce their own energy. Some of the other provinces seem to be lagging behind, offering artificially ...