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A Design with the Sun in Mind

We want Rose Home to be as eco-friendly as possible, which means taking advantage of passive solar heating.  In late fall through spring, the months when we welcome extra warmth from the sun, a good passive solar design allows as much light as possible to enter the home.   1,333 more words

Planning And Research

Rocket Stove: The Thermal Battery

The Thermal Battery building has begun! That is, the cob and “urbanite” (repurposed chunks of sidewalk etc.) bench and bed the exhaust pipe is buried in. 52 more words

Simple Living

Equinox: Honoring the Sun

We’ve reached the autumnal equinox and there is probably not a person in the city that would not say what a glorious summer we have had. 542 more words

Eco Thrifty Life

Reality, No TV: Our First Home

Our First Home is the name of a new programme on TV One. I have not seen it, but I have a pretty good idea of what to expect. 517 more words

Eco Thrifty Renovation

Upcoming presentation by Ecological Architect

The Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes Group will be hosting a presentation by ecological architect Gerard Siero on Solar Design in a Changing Climate. His talk presents the challenges we face, and examples of potential household design solutions. 200 more words


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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4.1 Guides And Standards