Technology / Guides

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...technology, called "The Most Resilient House in North America" by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resilient Design Institute. The PSI program is the brainchild of...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...technology keeps getting better and the price keeps dropping. In some places it makes great sense as you can feed the grid with energy and end up making a tasty...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...technology of bicycle generators has slowly but consistently improved to the point where energy producing pedal bikes are even being used in large scale public ...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...technology that enables the production of natural insulation batts made from meadow grass fibers, has many of the same properties as our other favorite natural ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...technology and local labour. The project achieves its net zero ambitions in a holistic way, exploiting passive solar orientation and creating a highly insulat...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...technology and dropping prices, I can already see the day arriving, perhaps 15 or 20 years down the road, when it may be possible for us, and off-grid homes in ...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...technology will be developed, but no such commercially available system exists yet. Therefore, our best option at present is to err on the side of safety, and...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...technology has greatly advanced since then). Further to that, while we offer full kudos for the collection and use of rainwater, the concrete tank along with ...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...technology that never got far beyond being just a gimmick. If there is something new going on here that's great, but they've given very few details so we are ho...

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone

The idea behind the Epiphany onE Puck is simple: use a Stirling engine powered by heat disparities (a hot or cold drink, a candle, ice, etc.) to fully charge y...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...technology are making the possibility of working from home a viable alternative to schlepping ourselves to the office. When we consider eliminating the daily ...