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Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...Solar Panel Array calcs 1 Off Grid Solar Panel Array calcs 2 © Off Grid Solar Panel Array calcs ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...solar gain during the heating season and solar exclusion during the cooling season due to a large tree on the west side of the property. High-performance insu...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...solar panel set up, the really cool part about this one is that it ignites with solar power. So it's a nice mix of the easy 'flick of the switch' heat we are us...

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?

...solar heated radiant floor - see this one go together here: This is the solar heated floor slab-on-grade foundation form kit being assembled for this LEED &...

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...solar water heater is less ‘green’ than living in a poorly insulated house on a good bus route. Another problem related to unrestrained urban sprawl is the di...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...solar orientation . The three-metre deep cantilevered roof provides shade in the summer, and allows the low winter sun to warm the concrete floors in the cold s...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...solar shading, passive ventilation and daylighting, and a geothermal system are just some of the features of this LEED Gold-targeted project. LE...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...Solar Index program (PSI) of energy modelling designs from the benchmark of complete passive solar heating, this is not a rigid target. Depending on climate and...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

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

...solar design and orientation of homes is anything but new. Solar heat collection is a technique that has been used in home construction for thousands of years. ...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...solar panels for off-grid power. With both kitchen and bathroom behind moveable partitions, the uncluttered interior is skillfully designed to be an undefined...