Category: Passive Solar

The Terra Berma Project – Sustainable Off Grid Living

Along the tip of the Kingston Peninsula, the Terra Berma Project is a sustainable living project that demonstrates off-grid living doesn’t need mean compromising comfort. Constructed over 5 years using primarily using recycled tires and cob (a natural building material made from subsoil, water, some kind of fibrous organic material), the home was built out… Read more »

Air to Air Heat Pump in Knowlesville

This 2-bedroom bungalow in Knowlesville, NB, is heated and cooled by a 350 W (1200 BTU/h) air-to-air heat pump. The move from wood to 2 heat pump units has greatly improved the efficiency of the home plus adding cooling capacity for the summer. Both heat pumps are manufactured by Fujitsu. The system is well sized for the… Read more »

Passive Solar in Heath Steele

This is a retirement home on the North West Miramichi that the couple spent decades designing and refining. The building is

Ecoparc at the Cultural and Sport Centre in Cormier Village

The Ecoparc includes a 3.6 hectare (9 acre) Acadian forest woodlot along the Kouchibouguac (Kagibougouet) River. In partnership with Vision H2O and with the assistance of a Roland Chiasson, a biologist and naturalist, educational trails have been established. Plans call for a minimum 0.8-hectare (2-acre) sustainable landscaped and demonstration area. Included will be an organic vegetable garden, native… 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 »