SMARTenergy Tours

 

SMARTenergy Tours are an initiative of SMARTNet Alliance and are meant to showcase technologies, projects and businesses in the green energy sector.  

 

Stay tuned for more SMARTenergy Tours!

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2017 - Wander House PassivHaus Tour

 

 

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PAST TOURS:

Tour of a Straw Bale Warehouse/office

 

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016
Location: 825 Van Buren St, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

On Saturday, April 23rd SMARTNet Alliance and 2 groups of green enthusiasts toured the offices of Solacity in Kemptville.  Rob Becker, the owner, shared his experience and knowledge of building the straw bale warehouse which includes: 

  • Strawbale walls
  • Passive solar & geothermal & hydronic heating
  • Daylighting with light-shelves to provide office lighting
  • Designed for solar on the roof with carbon-neutral (net-zero) potential
  • VERY energy efficient through high insulation, air-sealing etc.  
  • and many more features!

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Tour of an Eco-Friendly Home

Date: Saturday, 16 January 2016
Location: 3001 Regional Rd. 174 Ottawa Ontario K4C 1A5
 

On January 16, SMARTNet Alliance and 2 groups of green enthusiasts, including Mayor Watson and Councillor Stephen Blais, toured Goutam Shaw's residence.  We learned all about the features Goutam and Geeta implemented to build their eco-friendly home.  They shared their insights about the following elements that comprised their "Build It Right" experience:

  • Design goals: Maximizing the 3Rs
  • Environmental impact
  • Materials used for the structural envelope and their benefits
  • Energy planning, design and usage
  • Water and usage of natural resources
  • Materials used for better indoor environment
  • Financial considerations
  • Lessons learned