29 Sep '16, 11am

Off-Grid in Canada: An Energy Model of the House

Off-Grid in Canada: An Energy Model of the House

This is one of a series of posts by Craig Anderson describing the off-the-grid house he built with his wife France-Pascale Ménard near Low, Québec. Craig writes about the "Seven Hills Project" in a blog called Sunshine Saved . For a list of Craig's previous posts, see the list of "Blogs by Craig Anderson" in the sidebar below. We didn't originally plan to do any formal energy modeling for our home. It actually only came about because of our relatively last-minute decision to seek LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. certification (to be covered in an upcoming post). One requirement of the LEED process is to do an evaluation of the energy ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

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