Many homeowners and businesses want to lower their energy costs or go completely off the grid. On top of reducing your environmental impact, it’s also a great way to save money.
But such an undertaking can be intimidating for even the handiest DIY’er. Where does one even begin?
For starters you might look to OakWood, the Ottawa-based custom home builder and renovator that recently planned and implemented a solar-powered energy solution for its Design Centre, with the ultimate goal of taking the building completely off the grid. The multi-million dollar Orleans facility acts as both the company’s primary showroom and design centre as well as corporate headquarters.