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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:57 am 
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Hi,

We are new to this forum and are hoping to share ideas and views about the environment, renewable energy and sustainable living.

A bit about ourselves…my wife and I are also developing an eco-friendly home; two newlyweds building an eco-friendly nest in the heart of Canada’s oil capital – Calgary, Alberta.

Although the energy-rich and increasingly affluent western provinces of Canada are not the first place one tends to think of when it comes to low-energy homes, there is a growing interest in learning about green technologies and energy conservation.

The goal of our website is to learn from others who have built their own green homes as well as helping others who may be thinking of using low-energy technologies but do not know where to go for more information. We are gathering content for our website from home-building sites, our own research and local companies involved in the project.

The house will be primarily made of concrete and heated by the earth - with integrated-concrete-forms (ICF) and geothermal heating. The website is updated daily with content such as site reports, local resources, eco-friendly interiors, environmentally responsible suppliers and new green technology.

You can check up on our dream at http://www.ramsayhome.com

Thanks for your time!

R & M


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:56 am 
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Welcome to Envirolink M8

Enjoy your stay here.


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I really wanted to install a liquid geothermal heat pump in our first house. None of the local contractors even seemed to know what I was talking about and the one outside contractor that did told me I had to have a large body of water to make it work. Since then we have lived in more urban areas and the size of the property is prohibitive for such an operation, but I still have some of my notes on the subject and have seen some installed as I had planned on home improvement shows. I should have done the planning and installation of the field myself and just had the contractor do the more "normal" installation and hoped the inspectors were as clueless as the contractors.

That would have been about 30 years ago now ... almost cutting edge then.

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Calgary! I'd like to go up there some day. I hear y'all have a decent size rodeo.

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Welcome!! :D


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Welcome... it's good to have some other enviros around here! I encourage you to participate in the enviro area.


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