Stove wood / Guides

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...wood pellet stove by reading here . Built-in wood stove or freestanding wood stove: Built-in wood stoves look more like a fireplace from the days of old, on...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...stoves that have heat shields in the back that can reduce that required distance. Wood Pellet stoves: A pellet stove looks pretty much like any wood stove, ...

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

...wood stoves produce less than un-certified stoves and pellet stoves produce less than EPA-certified wood stoves, they are closer to gas stoves in the emissions ...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...wood for heat goes, so first rule of wood burning in stoves or fireplaces is; Burn Dry Wood! Maximum moisture content should be considered around the 15-20% ran...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...wood? Before we get into which wood is best for burning, or which wood burns the hottest as a home heat source in a wood-burning stove or fireplace, remember ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...stove for heating in a LEED home? RS: Quebec is one of the major producers of wood pellets, and I wanted an energy source that was both environmentally respon...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...wood pellet stove, see here , or to help with choosing a woodburning stove, see here , or even, for help in choosing the right type of firewood, see here . For ...

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?

...wooden boards on the ceiling Laminated wood wall coverings that are resistant to impacts and scratches Purebond® plywood for finishing and cabinetry that is...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...wooden boards on the ceiling Laminated wood wall coverings that are resistant to impacts and scratches Purebond® plywood for finishing and cabinetry that is...

Thermal image showing where home heat loss is occurring.
Insulation and soundproofing

How insulation works

...wood stove or a window, for example. Cold surfaces absorb more than they radiate, so the net effect is a sensation of cold when you stand in front of a cold s...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...wood stove as a backup in case of emergencies. Personally, I like thermal mass in a home, but that's my just my preference. So don't sweat it too much either wa...