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The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...renewable energy advocate, Mike Marohn commissioned Applied Sciences to design a small scale wind turbine he could use to provide supplemental water heating. Ap...

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 powe...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...renewable and waste energy, creates drinking water from rainwater and treats wastewater onsite. The CIRS building includes a green roof courtyard © Don Erhardt ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...renewable energy One downside of injecting clean, renewable energy into the power grid is that many green power sources lack predictability, making balancing ...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...renewable energy technologies are used to reduce conventional energy use. Non-R-2000 builders can enter the pilot by using this process and this house to become...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...energy balance must be calculated; it assumes a 60 year operational phase and specifies that the project's energy production must come from renewable sources lo...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food produc...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then ...

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

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

...energy. Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV): Energy Recovery Ventilator © Ecohome An ERV system uses basically the same principle as an HRV (Heat Recover...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Energy: Annual consumption in Primary Energy ≤ 120 kWh per square metre of living space (TFA) Primary Energy: Annual consumption in Primary Energy ≤ 120 kWh p...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...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 ...