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Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

A resilient home for Sustainability Northern Quebec isn’t a place where one might expect to look for a model of resilience . It’s bone-chilling cold in the w...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection and render the system useless for a period of time. This brings us to the Vitosol 200-FM flat plate collector from Viessmann . The Vitosol panel has an ab...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...grid and receive premium prices for any excess energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the introduction of the Ontario Green Ener...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

EcoHome is in the process of building our next demonstration low-energy house , and to do so we have partnered with a company that manufactures frost-protected...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...offit above the windows. The problem with these shutters was the weather seal when the shutter was closed. Since the shutter was outside, the weather strip wa...