Using Earth Energy to Preheat Ventilation Fresh Air Supply

I have taken a two-pronged approach this time:  A short version, for those who are not interested in the technical aspects, and a much longer version for those who are. Short version: we built something to preheat the ventilation air for our house using the heat of the earth.  It works and gives us lots […]

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Getting Ready for Drywall

Since the last entry describing the construction, we’ve been focused on a broad range of activities including some work off-site at Carleton University. Here’s a short list of things we’ve been up to: • Rainwater Store.  We’ve completed the installation of the liner with inlets and overflow outlets and sealing to the foundation.  We also […]

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Merrickville’s Zero Carbon House Tour on Saturday, July 11

It is happening from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sat., July 11 at 732 Heritage Drive in Merrickville!  Chris will be providing a guided tour every hour on the hour in order to explain all of the house’s features.  You will learn about: Passive design, starting first with very high levels of insulation and […]

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