Lifestyle, location and commuting

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

EV Home chargers are a relatively new thing for consumers to choose, so new that most people don't know they are really called EVSE's! Learn about EVSE's here, and how to choose which are the best...… Which is the best home EV charger? That depends... Here's a suprising fact for many new EV owners - the charger for a …

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

It's impossible to choose "The Best Electric Car" without first defining which EV is best for you depending on where you live, where you're driving to and what or who you're transporting… Buying an electric car (or EV) is on the increase For a lot of people though there's a nagging question in the back of everyone’s m…

Lifestyle, location and commuting

Home-buying tips for seniors looking to downsize

Are you a senior citizen looking to move to a smaller home? Here are some easy tips for downsizing and things to look for in a new home.… More and more seniors are buying homes now as the downsizing trend is in full effect. If you’re on the fence about relocating to a new home and dread the thought of house hunting, p…

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

A resilient home is one that is better prepared to face the challenges of a changing climate, ideally providing security of heat, water and food.… As founder of the Resilient Design Institute, Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a wa…

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
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Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

Some forward thinking developers are designing homes that are ready to handle the more severe weather caused by a warming climate.… While governments have a role in shaping and improving the built environment through zoning, development bylaws and other means, developers also play a large role. They choose where to bu…

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

An Australian report finds sustainable building is helping to create stronger and more prosperous communities.… This post is courtesy of Hutchinson Builders Sustainable building practices are doing more than just helping the environment - they are also helping to create stronger and more prosperous communities. This i…

Bike lanes in Vancouver
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Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

As part of their Greenest City 2020 initiative, the City of Vancouver is getting people out of their cars and onto bikes and trains, as well as setting new standards for energy efficient construction.… In our previous article we discussed the building trend in Vancouver known as Laneway Housing, where new homes are be…

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages… We are seeing more frequent and more severe weather events as our climate changes, and all evidence points to that trend continuing. Here we have a list of ways to prepare yourself in the event of grid failure or absence of municipal services.  Storing emergency food a…

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. Building resilient homes helps deal with climate change events, storms, floods, heatwaves, extreme cold, and saves us all money… Future-proofing homes for Climate Change:  Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient b…

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Last summer the 20/20 Catalysts Program kick-started a clean-energy initiative for Indigenous communities. This summer the focus will be on improving community housing.… Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-buildi…

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

Want to learn what how to slow climate change by altering your diet a bit? Learn what foods have the lowest climate impact.… How does diet affect climate change? Dwindling water is the next big global resource crisis looming over us, and soil depletion isn't far behind. Living in a green home doesn't instantly equate …