Solar NS Resources

Canadian Solar Home Design Manual

The Canadian Solar Home Design Manual will help you understand how to get the most out of your site and building. It is the textbook for the Solar Shelter Course and it can be purchased before or at the course.

Here's an example of the kind of information in the manual; in this case, how you can build a passive solar home on a north-facing lot. 

For a wealth of information on site selection, how to get the most out of your lot, and beautiful and energy-efficient house design, pick up a copy of the Canadian Solar Home Design Manual.


Solar Nova Scotia Courses

Solar Shelter Course: Solar Nova Scotia offers a practical, how-to course on designing and building solar shelter, including greenhouses, solaria, additions and especially solar homes. The course is intended for the general public and for those in design and construction. The main instructor is one of Canada's most experienced solar designer-builders, Don Roscoe.

The Passive Solar Construction Course: Efficient high-gain passive solar homes capture the winter sun and much less summer sun, are highly insulated and air tight, and are able to distribute and store the heat they gain.  Course instructor is Don Roscoe.