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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...

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...

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...

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...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...thermal heating and solar water heaters This refers to using solar panels to absorb heat in a liquid (mix of glycol and water) and redistribute it throughout ...

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...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

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

...battery to the market there was similar fanfare, yet it didn't come close to meeting the expectations of the brand or even match the performance of existing bat...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...thermal mass walls was his own idea, and gave home insulation a new name - Thermal Wrap . "If the Earthship were a gasoline engine, Thermal Wrap and double or...