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Thermal batteries for passive solar design
Efficient home design

Thermal batteries: how to passively store heat

...thermal battery? Thermal mass of any kind can by definition be called a thermal battery, as it has the ability to store heat. In the context of a house, that ...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...thermal battery. The ultimate goal during the design of this home was to eliminate the need for a supplementary heating system. The primary heat source is sol...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...thermal battery by storing and releasing heat , which helps balance temperatures in both summer and winter. Such quantities of heated thermal mass inside the ...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction

...thermal mass can also serve as a thermal battery and help make solar thermal heat collection more comfortable and a better investment. Reduce dependency on au...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...Thermal Core That said, here's how Thermal Core works - as the air temperature warms the drywall to the melting point of the Micronal beads, they change fro...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...thermal battery that will work in conjunction with the air-to-water heat pump, which can store approximately 10 times the heat by volume as water. As this hom...

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...thermal battery which is the concrete slab floor. Passive Solar air-heated radiant floor slab on grade forming kit © Ecohome Solar air heating panels ar...

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

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

...Thermal Mass into the building envelope to balance interior temperatures can offer 25% energy savings over homes without such design considerations. As the desi...

Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...thermal battery for solar heat . Sealing concrete floors: Raw concrete is very porous and will have a lot of tiny, interconnected air pockets in it that wil...

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

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

...thermal battery , to avoid overheating and save excess heat for when it is needed. Modern house building techniques were able to evolve slowly over the last c...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...thermal mass of the concrete floor, using it as a thermal battery for night time residual heat release. To make certain that the eco-friendly polished sealed co...