Category: Bioenergy

Geothermal in Burtts Corner

After the first winter, the owners wanted to reduce their energy bills. The first winter cost them $4200 with an oil furnace. After the installation of the water source heat pump their heating bills dropped to $1100 a year, even after adding over a 305 square metres of living space and cooling in the summer. The… Read more »

Passive Solar Home with Biomass Heating in Jemseg

This passive solar, 230 m2 (2500 sq. ft.) home is located on a scenic, south facing slope. It is located on 2 hectares (5 acres) of water front property, facing the Saint John River and a lake. The home has lots of natural light, with each room receiving direct natural light at some point in the year. Though it gets… Read more »

Passive Solar in Knowlesville

This family lived off-grid for a number of years, relying on batteries and a generator for their electricity, and learning how to conserve it. It was found that this was fairly high-maintenance and, as the home owner aged, it was decided to get grid electricity to help meet some of the lighting, appliance, and computer/internet… Read more »

Earth Berm Home with Masonry Heater in Mazerolle Settlement

This 110 m2 (1200 sq. ft.), 2-bedroom home was built with energy efficiency in mind. The owner constructed the home within the specifications of R-2000, which was difficult because local contractors were unfamiliar with this at the time of construction (1984). The home was very air tight and well insulated. It was built 1.2 m (4′) into the ground,… Read more »

Passive Solar Home with Masonry Heater in French Lake

This passive solar, 232 m2 (2500 sq. ft.) home is located on a scenic, south facing slope. It is located on 2.0 hectares (5 acres) of waterfront property, facing the Saint John River and a lake. The home has lots of natural light, with each room receiving direct natural light at some point in the year. Though it gets too… Read more »