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Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...heat in the form of baseboard heaters or our radiant floor boiler. We also have an air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that e...

Passive solar heating & cooling in Homes has a long history in USA
Passive solar home design

Passive house and passive solar - free heat for homes

...Passive Solar Heating & Cooling? Passive heating and cooling of homes is not new . The above image is of Mesa Verde National Park, the Ancestral Puebloan clif...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...passive heating and sunlit living space in Solariums: Comfort, durability and energy efficiency are best achieved if passive heating strategies are designed a...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...heat pumps in this house, an air-to-air heat pump that extracts heat from outside air to heat inside air, and an air-to-water heat pump. The air to water heat p...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...heat available from the sun while keeping it cool with natural shading in the summer. See more about Solar Batteries, how to store passive solar heat , Passiv...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...heat gained in the daytime outweighs the heat lost at night. It's important to keep in mind that passive solar heating is not something that should intimidate...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...heat loss, but they also reduce heat gain. By sacrificing that 30% of the insulation value on the south side, we were able to increase the amount of passive hea...

What is a heat pump
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Heat pumps: what they are and how they work

...heat pump. Heat pumps are able to extract heat from air by using a liquid refrigerant (more on this later) to absorb and remove heat and what’s known as the v...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...Passive House? The term 'passive house' refers to an extremely high performing energy efficient home , in the sense that the heating and cooling is largely pa...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...Passive House. A successful passive solar home is designed to absorb as much of the sun’s heat as possible in the winter months, without over heating in summe...

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...passive heat gain and reduce energy demand during operation. Choosing higher quality windows on all sides of your home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer...