Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lay of the Land

Since the house we have in mind is passive solar, we needed land that has good southern exposure. After a long time of searching, we found an acreage of old farm land and mixed bush. It’s poor quality farm land, … Continue reading

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A House in a Sunny Field

Welcome to Year of the House. This blog follows the construction of an energy efficient home in a rural location near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This house is designed using energy saving concepts such as; Passive solar design (large south-facing glazing for solar gains and minimal east/north/west facing … Continue reading

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