Ontario renewable energy / Guides

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...renewable energy in place already, no other province has taken such a proactive stance on addressing the elephant in the room - transportation. Quebec buildings are powered exclusively by renewable hydroelectric energy, as is much of BC and Manitoba and others, but the perceived energy cleanliness of any one of those p...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...Ontario government has made it one of their priorities to encourage the green tech industry in Ontario and the development of renewable energy projects across the province. As part of this initiative, they have developed a program which allows citizens to connect their renewable energy projects to the provincial ener...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...renewable energy systems . In Canada, Ontario is at the forefront of that movement by offering strong financial incentives for homeowners to produce their own energy. Some of the other provinces seem to be lagging behind, offering artificially low rates and no net metering buy-back plan, rendering home renewable ener...

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

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

...energy continuing to rise and a global push towards energy conservation and renewable energy solutions, we need to look into alternative ways of generating power. There’s an ever-growing concern towards the cost associated with electricity and more significantly - climate change. The use of pedal power and the produc...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for ele...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). By the end of 2015, 37 US states had requirements for a percentage of energy production to be renewable. The most aggressive of those is California, which set a target that 33% of energy production had to be renewable by the year 2020, and a 2019 report from the California Energy ...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...energy to enjoy ! The other reason we probably wouldn't suggest going Net Zero Energy in Quebec is because if the home is kept all electric for heat and light, the electricity used is almost entirely from renewable green sources anyway. In New York though, as an example, only 23 percent of electric is from renewable ...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Ontario's new, $325-million green investment fund," Wynne announced Tuesday at the climate change talks in Paris. "We know that for electric vehicles to take 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 news ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...energy source that was both environmentally responsible and local. Also, wood pellets are an inexpensive way to heat a home. We are also fortunate in Quebec to have an abundant source of clean and renewable energy, so along with the pellet stove the house has an electric furnace, though its intention is primarily as a ...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...energy performance and savings you could expect to enjoy. And, it works on a bit of a sliding scale. What we would recommend as the ideal level of insulation to achieve a highly efficient, and often close to zero energy home , is frequently questioned by builders because it often doubles the amounts required by regiona...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best electric cars , which can reduce an individuals personal carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for ele...