The Green Homes Showcase is a free and interactive event that is opening the doors of unique green Ottawa homes to the public to see energy efficient upgrades and green renovations such as solar panels, geothermal systems, green finishes and much more up close. Attend and speak directly to homeowners, green technicians and energy advisors about the benefits of green renovations.
Ottawa's gateway to everything green, environmental and sustainable. GreenOttawa.ca is a broad, cross-sectoral gateway to everything "green" in Ottawa-Gatineau and the National Capital Region. It's a research tool, online community, and a great starting point for connecting with green-minded people, places, organizations and opportunities across the region.
Ecology Ottawa, on behalf of the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario, is engaged in province-wide research on emerging promising practices related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
When the promising initiatives become more widely known and implemented, Eastern Ontario will become a leader in driving demand for the goods and services that create jobs in the clean energy economy.
EQuilibrium is a national Sustainable Housing Demonstration initiative, led by CMHC, that brings the private and public sectors together to develop homes that combine resource and energy-efficient technologies with renewable energy technologies in order to reduce their environmental impact.
The 1000 Solar Rooftop Challenge is a collaboration of citizens, businesses, and non-profits in the Ottawa area. The group was formed to educate the citizens of the region and encourage them to install solar photovoltaic or thermal systems on their homes and businesses.
Kate Whitfield and her husband installed solar panels on their roof in September. They wrote entries on their blog about every step of the process. It is not technical information but you may find it interesting.
BuildGreen Solutions is taking an energy and water guzzling 1920's home and turning it into a showpiece of sustainability. We are aiming to incorporate two of the most ambitious sustainability strategies in the world - Passive House and One Planet Communities (as a potential first single family home retrofit pilot project).
An educational project by the Endeavour centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school. The home will be built in Peterborough Ontario by students under the guidance of some of Canada's leading sustainable building practitioners.
Roger's in depth knowledge of housing and energy provides value added knowledge for his clients. Roger brings a comprehensive knowledge of green buildings and energy efficiency. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and an Accredited Green Agent with the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers.