Technology / Guides

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

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...technology - a direct vent propane wall heater. These have been used for many years in garages, workshops, cabins in the woods, as well as in quite a number of ...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...technology and cost has remained fairly stagnant over the same period. They’re still good, the problem is that the competition keeps getting better (a prime exa...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...Technology transfer The Saskatchewan Conservation House was the start of a revolution in building in Canada and around the world. For those of us that were on...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...technology for the planet's benefit! Later, at the University of Saskatchewan, he got more technical with his concerns, studying air leakage in homes, and the...

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...