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Design Innovations for Canadian Settlements
1976, production : Bruce Mackay
Solar panels are commonly used to respond to energy demands...
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Design Innovations for Canadian Settlements
Excerpt  (2:07) 1976, production : Bruce Mackay
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Solar panels are commonly used to respond to energy demands in homes and other buildings. This excerpt shows a 1970s' attempt to build a house where solar energy will provide for heating year round, thereby minimizing environmental impacts.

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A look at innovative housing and community design in response to the Canadian environment and the need to conserve energy sources. Two planned mining towns--Fermont, Québec, and Leaf Rapids, Manitoba--are examined, as well as solar-heated homes in Ontario and Prince Edward Island.