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Pics from the Sustainable Homes Day bus trip - part I

As part of National Sustainable Homes Day - 14th of September 2014 – the Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes action group organized a bus tour… 349 more words


Passive House Resources


Canadian Passive House Institute

The Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI) is a registered non-profit educational organization, which is 100% Canadian-owned and operated. We provide Canadians with the knowledge, tools, networks and confidence to design and construct buildings which meet the world’s highest level of energy efficiency, the international Passive House Standard.

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Guides And Standards

10 Day Retreat

I recently spent 10 days on our remote 40 acres repairing, rebuilding, and recharging. I’ve included some of the details of that trip in the video below. 30 more words

Update on the Aluminum Can

Today I began painting a section of the alum can black, just the short end and about 6 feet of the side to make a passive solar space.  179 more words


74, 78, who do we appreciate?

Passive solar and the masonry stove, of course.

It was 74 F in the basement by mid-afternoon.  We don’t turn on the electric baseboard heaters unless we’re watching a movie so all of that heat came from passive solar.  201 more words

adapting to the weather

Hooray!  It’s another mostly sunny day.  After our bleak, almost three weeks of cloudy skies, these past few days have been gloriously beautiful.  Everyone and everything, I swear, has a little more energy and spunk. 318 more words

no passive solar

We’re in a long spell of cloudy, gray weather.  This is the kind of weather everyone complains about in Ithaca.  And they complain that Ithaca is “always” like this.  230 more words