Category: Passive Solar

Passive Solar in Keswick

This passive solar house is situated in a north/south direction on a 125 hectare (309 acre) farm, woodlot, and sugarbush operation in the Keswick Ridge area. The systems in the house allow it to be rated as zero-carbon, energy-neutral, with zero waste and as an environmentally-compatible dwelling. Three 1.2 × 1.5 m (4 × 5′) south-facing windows allow for passive solar heat… Read more »

Solar Hot Water & Passive Solar in Sackville

The owners built a passive solar home with approximately 186 m2 (2000 sq. ft.) and installed domestic hot water solar panels in 2007. They used Don Roscoe’s design for passive solar homes. The house is rated above R-2000 with an EnerGuide rating of 84, and was built by Sackville-based EnerGreen Builders Cooperative.