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Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...office, a secondary accommodation on top of the garage and two electric vehicles. In designing the home we applied the principles of passive solar design , in...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

The tiny house movement is on the far end of the scale of a very encouraging and growing trend towards modern smaller home sizes . Small homes take less materi...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...grid with energy and end up making a tasty little profit at the end of the day. Check out the Tesla Solar Roof offer program that pays a nice dividend if you ha...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...offer them. If the energy grid in your region is fed with renewable energy but you heat your house with fossil fuels, in winter months you would now be heating ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...grids and resources. Most directly perhaps, would be through home insurance rates which are creeping up to cover the added claims we are seeing. And in some cas...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...offer at least something 'eco' in their product line. So speak to your institution and ask what programs are available. Banks are not too keen on giving you mon...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...offers indoor and outdoor living space © Le Vertendre A huge bay window gives you an incomparable view of the surrounding nature, which can also be en...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny ...

Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

...offset the entire energy bill of such a building. Skyscrapers are notorious energy hogs as they seem if anything to be designed to shed heat in the winter rathe...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...offers net-metering, you will want to take this into consideration to program your battery system for optimal benefit. If you are not storing solar power but ...