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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...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...panels are expertly assembled on-site. Each component has been pre-engineered for high performance and durability. High quality, customization options and spe...

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...

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...

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...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...panels here , or if you're looking to build soon, look for inspiration for building a near zero energy home on a budget here , or find out all about Passive Hou...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...pv panels to charge up the Tesla, make sure you've accurately budgeted for a building lot that's within easy reach of transit or urban centres that have everyth...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...panels and a wind turbine will power two hot water tanks for radiant heating and domestic hot water Walls, as well as floors, will be heated with radiant tubi...

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...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

This is the fifth piece in a blog series written by Craig Anderson as he documents the design and construction of an off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. ...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...panels and wind, propane is typically used for cooking, and in colder climates water heating. Rainwater is collected, stored in large plastic cisterns and fil...