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Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...PV solar panels for providing their own power, or they included technologies that weren't improved within the program. However, even homes that weren't approved...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...PV modules and also reduces the heat island effect. Wrapping the exterior of the insulated wood-frame walls with polyiso foil-faced insulation panels [with ze...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog - energy modeling projections and real performance

...PV panels. In comparison to the 'standard' home, our place brings the energy demand down by over 70%. The rough breakdowns in energy u...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...panels can be to build. Passive solar air heating panels , whether bought or homemade, are an interesting way of saving energy, money & carbon f...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...PV Solar panels on homes There has been a steady increase in the installation of solar panels on homes in North America, which is encouraged by technological ...

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?

...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...

Dual axis solar tracker
Solar photovoltaic

Choosing between solar trackers and fixed solar panels mounts

...panels face? The most common answer is ‘south’, but there are variables to consider. Depending on how much you rely on solar panels to meet your demand and wh...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...panels powered by photovoltaics: pumps and fans for hydronic solar panels (liquid) or air solar thermal panels or even air solar heated floor slabs can be power...

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

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

...panels (PV): It's not that they don't pay back, the problem is that they don't pay back fast, and it takes a lot of skins to get in this particular game. But li...

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?

...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...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...panels is based on the assumptions of very specific energy input. If more light is fed to the panels through a reflector, the temperature variations of the pane...