Energy : Solar Power

Solar Training on the Rise

Solar sector employment in the U.S. is booming. It rose 21.8 per cent in employment in 2014 for a total of 174,000 solar workers nationwide, and similar growth is predicted this year. It’s only a matter of time until the solar wave that is rolling across the U.S. comes to Canada. And when it does come we will need trained professionals on the front lines, installing these projects and making sure they’re safe.

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Net-zero contagious: Five mini net-zero communities spring up across Canada

Episode 114 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/net-zero-spreading-across-canada By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney Reid's Heritage Homes is building five net-zero homes as part of NRCan's Eco-Energy program. Here's their first home nearly completed on the left. The only external signs are the solar on the roof and the air source heat pump heating system mounted on the side of the house. Photo David Dodge,

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Chasing Net Zero: Net-zero 101

Episode 78 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101 By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney A net-zero home is more than just a place to hang your hat – it’s a super-efficient, solar-powered look into the future. It was Le Corbusier, the Franco-Swiss modernist and founder of brutalism who coined the term “buildings as machines for living.” The net-zero home is far more deserving of the

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Chasing Net Zero: Net-Zero Beautiful

Episode 79 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/79-chasing-net-zero-net-zero-beautiful By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney Building a net-zero home is an intricate dance between design, technology and location. But if you build a net-zero home in the wilds, far from your work, school and entertainment, with no infrastructure and an hour-long commute how sustainable is it? This series is called Chasing Net-Zero in

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Chasing Net Zero: Net-zero evolution

Episode 80 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/episode-80-chasing-net-zero-net-zero-evolution By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney It’s a beautiful, livable, functional net-zero experiment - Welcome to the home of architect Shafraaz Kaba. “As an architect, we are always testing new ideas. We are creating little experiments for ourselves to prove that something is possible, or to prove different materials work well

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Chasing Net Zero: Go Big or Go Home

Episode 81 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/81-chasing-net-zero-go-big-or-go-home By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney American poet, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote “What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?” A net-zero home reimagines the house not as a burden on the planet but as a regenerative node. Thoreau and his time at Walden Pond happened

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