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 ...

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 m...

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 look more like a fireplace from the days of old, only with the inclusion of a glass door (as seen in the main image above); free-standing wood stoves are...

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. Combus...

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 co...

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 int...

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 resul...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...stoves: Most pellet stoves require power to feed the hopper. You could rig up a small PV solar panel to run it; optionally, there are a couple of models of pell...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...Stoves are a major consumer of home energy. Here are some ways to reduce their consumption: Crock pots and steamers use less energy than stove top cooking. ...

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...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!"

...stoves and fireplaces (that aren't vented directly to the outside) will remove oxygen and require makeup air. Houses that are fairly air tight and that have neg...