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...

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 here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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 ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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?

...stoves , Formaldehyde from pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product co...

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...