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Aerial view of BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
Lifestyle and environment

Seven experimental homes being built at the Living City Campus North of Toronto

...ASH) . The twin houses act as a living laboratory with more than 400 calibrated sensors that monitor the performance of the buildings' systems. ASH will now be ...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...ash decking and wall cladding material. Beyond its quantitative sustainable design achievements, the beautiful Skygarden House high performance renovation ref...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...ash White oak Yellow birch White Ash firewood is an excellent high heat wood choice TYPES OF WOOD FOR BURNING WITH A MEDIUM HEAT VALUE (Where ...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...ash, a by-product of coal fired power plants, to reduce the amount of cement needed in the building concrete, resulting in a 20% reduction in carbon emissions c...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...ash; if so, you could contact a local wildlife rescue center to see if they can help. Certainly keep woodstove doors closed when not in use so that they don’t e...

Keyhole Garden

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...ash for potassium, soil and grasses. The layer after that should feature lots of soil, and if you so choose, aged manure. Fresh manure should never be used as i...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...ASHP was more adversely affected by declining winter temperatures than the GSHP. However, the ASHP did maintain indoor thermal comfort at outdoor temperatures o...