Renewable technologies / Guides

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...renewable energies or be left out, so way to go Ontario. Here is a brief look at various initiatives by topic. TRANSPORTATION Compact electric vehicle image via...

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...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...technologies to ensure that it did not rush the home building industry into high-performance building techniques that were beyond their experience range or comf...

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 ...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...renewable power, which is that you can't always get it when you want it - the wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine. And a major criticism w...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...Renewable energy is a hot topic, not just in green building circles, but all across the globe. The need is urgent, the products are improving and the prices are...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Renewable Energy like Questions to ask a Solar Panel Contractor or The latest solar home battery technologies , see the Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecoho...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...renewable energy than it uses for materials, production, operation, renovation, and demolition.” In short, a certified Powerhouse stands out from a Passive Ho...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...renewable resource and has comparatively good insulation value; it can be finished naturally or with any paint colour; wood is among the more affordable of fram...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...technologies. First steps Using an integrated design process where all consultants and the contractor meet at the very start and regularly thereafter saved ...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) is run out of The Living City Campus at Kortright, ON, where you can find The Archetype Sustainable House (ASH) . The two...