Stoves / Guides

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

...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 they produce. To read more about the wood combustion process and to understand how to burn firewood efficiently, see here . Fine particle emission co...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...stoves will be EPA Certified, which means they cannot emit more than 7.5 grams of particles per hour. You can always find cheaper stoves that don't carry that mark, but you will be buying, splitting, stacking, burning, cleaning and polluting more. Quality stoves will last longer and use less fuel, so you will come ou...

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

...stoves only. The figures are imperial whereas wood stoves in Canada are rated using the metric system, so emission standards in Canada won't reflect the emissions standards in this diagram. Air pollution from wood stoves: Because in rural areas with less dense housing, smoke from fires is more able to dissi...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...stoves and pellet stoves are either EPA-certified or meet the CSA B 415 standard. High performance masonry heaters and wood cook stoves are exempt. Combustion space and water heating equipment (such as natural gas) must be either closed combustion, have power-vented exhaust, be detached from the building, or loca...

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

...stoves or fireplaces is; Burn Dry Wood! Maximum moisture content should be considered around the 15-20% range, so when choosing firewood, make the humidity a consideration as well as what type of wood . Unlike the moisture in soggy or unseasoned logs, volatile gases are combustible. They burn and release heat, which ...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...stoves in something of a regular pattern. This helps them determine at a given time whether it is better to top up their own capacity, or instead feed power into the grid, without compromising their ability to keep you sufficiently powered up. Even with all these advances, before investing in a home battery system yo...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...stoves as well. The fibreglass insulation used is made from recycled glass. The roof-light provides a high level of illumination during daylight hours resulting in little need for additional lighting. Archipod The Archipod © Paul Walker Images The archipod © Jonny Walton ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...stoves (northern Ontario in particular) BUSINESS AND TRADE Provide funding and create programs for small businesses so they can improve their energy efficiency and lower overhead costs Provide greater access for rural residents to benefit from programs intended to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels COLLABORATION WITH ...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...stoves suitable for off grid homes Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

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

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...stoves require power to run a hopper to feed fuel into the fire (with two exceptions) so, outside of the most efficient passively-heated homes, it's really just a traditional wood stove that will save your bacon (or help you cook it) when the power is out. A photovoltaic (PV) solar array that is designed to run the b...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...stoves Improperly sealed garages attached to homes Make sure any combustible appliances are well maintained, install CO detectors on each floor of your house, and if possible avoid attached garages. If you have an attached garage, check to see that it is well sealed on the common wall with your house. Ele...