On this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a acutely aware couple who constructed a passive photo voltaic house close to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Along with orienting their home to face south, they put in overhangs that block the solar to maintain it cool throughout summer season months and permit the solar to enter and warmth the home throughout winter months. Additionally they put in a 10 kW photo voltaic system that sells clear electrical energy again to the grid by Ontario’s MicroFIT Program and the income helps cowl their very own utility payments.
The home was constructed to Passive Home requirements and is presently pending certification. You possibly can be taught extra about Passive Home right here:
The outside partitions of this home are 20″ thick and are insulated utilizing Roxul insulation which is made domestically, higher for the setting, can get moist, and has much less flame retardants than conventional fiberglass insulation, which suggests cleaner air high quality within the house.
To maximise the power effectivity of their house, they put in triple glazed home windows, a drain water warmth restoration system, an air supply warmth pump water heater, and a bioethanol fire. Additionally they selected sustainable alternate options like concrete counter tops as an alternative of granite, and reclaimed pine flooring as an alternative of utilizing new wooden. Final however not least, they designed their home to be utterly fossil fuel-free which signifies that they do not use any fossil fuels to energy or warmth their house.
Casey & Natasha are constructing a acutely aware group of corporations to align their work life with their private values. Their corporations embrace The Aware Builder, the Aware Residing podcast and the Aware Retailer (coming quickly!).
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Music & Tune Credit:
All music on this video was composed, carried out, and recorded by Mat Dubé of Exploring Alternate options.