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Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...off-grid and uses a fraction of the water as the next most efficient machine on the market, does it really matter? Interested parties should go look here onli...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...off-grid home construction arena it could be viewed as some fringe building technique like the Earthship and turn off builders and homeowners. Any new advance i...

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...

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...

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...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...grid-connected and off-grid solar setups have their advantages. Off-grid solar allows for energy independence since you rely on the energy you’ve stored rather ...

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, ...

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...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...offit will reduce long-term maintenance costs and prevent invasion by rodents and insects. Storm water runoff from roofs should be moved far from the home. Fu...