29 Jul '16, 2pm

EcoGen Build’s Zero Carbon Home - Event By Ontario Sustainable Energy Association https://t.co/xbfi0D3GBn

EcoGen Build’s Zero Carbon Home (AKA Chris and Clare’s Home). This unique project is nearing completion. The high-performance building was designed to exceed Passive House standards. Occupied since Christmas 2015, it has provided consistent comfort through the coldest winter days and the long stretches of summer 2016’s heat waves, with minuscule amounts of energy and sometimes with no active heating or cooling at all. This house has a wide range of resource and energy conservation features that make living in it much easier to reduce one’s environmental impacts. Here are just a few of the house’s features: Extremely efficient – built to the Passive House Standard 7 kW grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system to offset electric car and house consumption 4 kW off-Grid PV system for uninterrupted power supply to critical systems Healthy and consistent indoor air quality Solar water...

Full article: http://www.passivebuildings.ca/events/ecogen-buildaaas-ze...

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