Tag Archives: photovoltaic

May 27, 2019

Are you familiar with these low carbon hot water solutions?

It’s no secret that traditional hot water tanks and systems are big-time energy hogs. According to Environment Canada, they account for 19% of the energy used in a typical home, and 8% of the energy used in a typical commercial setting. But what will those numbers look like in five years? What will they look […]

HVAC, Industry Trends
May 1, 2018

How solar will impact the HVAC industry

Are you following recent headlines about solar energy? With HVAC systems considered the biggest energy consumers in most buildings, your industry is bound to be affected by solar! Heatspring Magazine advises that HVAC technicians learn how to install solar panels if they plan to provide green building services. This is good for your HVAC installation […]

HVAC, Technology Focus
July 25, 2016

How to Save Home Energy Costs by Installing Solar Roof Shingles

As homeowners become more energy-savings conscious with the rise in utility costs, they look for inventive ways to reduce power consumption in their homes. Fortunately, renewable energy alternatives have steadily increased over time with solar being the fastest growing alternative power option available today. One of the newest advancements in solar power is the solar […]

Technology Focus
August 4, 2015

What is a Net Zero Home?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about net-zero energy (NZE) homes but what exactly are they? The idea is they generate enough energy to offset the amount they use. But most homes are unable to produce that much, so most of the equation is based on energy conservation. This means the house must be […]

Construction Methods, HVAC