We are excited to be hosting three sites this year! Each is unique in terms of design, lifestyle and needs: Passive Single Family Home at 6011 Snake Island Road in Osgoode. Designed and built with active teenagers in mind, this Osgoode Passive home has ample space and a real connection to nature and outdoor living. […]
We are grateful that Sustainable NG recorded the presentations at the 2019 Sustainability Fair on Sunday. His Chris’ presentation looks at the kind of housing that is needed in the face of the climate crisis.
Come see us at the GEDO Energy Showcase on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and/or at our site at 323 Wallace Street in Merrickville from 10 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Tours available every hour on the hour, beginning at 10 AM with the last tour at 2 PM.
It is that time of year again but for this tour, we are asking people to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on previous experiences as well as feedback from others, we have decided to cap the tours at 20 people and to increase the length to 1.5 hours (including Q&As). We also have one at 11 […]
We “flipped the switch” to activate our new Off-Grid PV system almost two weeks ago and have been enjoying the benefits of energy independence ever since. Two weeks ago we commissioned our Off-Grid PV system and have since had peace of mind knowing that if there is a grid failure, we’ll be just fine. To […]
Paul Cairns, of Building for a Better Future, took part in our Open House in July and this was his interpretation. We couldn’t have said it any better, Paul, thank you! EcoGen Energy and Build’s Passive House Visit
We did it: Natural Cooling! Once again, what was design on paper has been proven to work in real life. The same radiant floor system that puts heat into the house and moves it around, can also take it out. By coupling it with the tubes that we buried underground when we built the house, […]
The spring’s big surge of effort was put into siding the house. From the beginning we had it in mind that we wanted to work with fibre cement. We looked into other common forms of siding – wood, engineered wood, vinyl – but decided what we really wanted was the look of a quality material […]
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 […]