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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...affordable than driving combustion engine vehicles. The economic case for the Tesla roof follows that same principle. The Tesla solar roof tiles integrate with identical non-solar ones for a seamless look we like When can I get a Tesla solar roof? The answer to that is, don’t hold your breath. That’s a supply...

Detergent-free eco friendly Laundry balls
Cleaning and maintenance

Do Laundry balls work?

...affordable laundry balls we found online here . Watch this space ! Now you know about the dangers of microplastics in drinking water, find more pages about reducing the use of plastics and other green lifestyle choices in these pages : Turning waste plastic into fuel Why recycling is important, an...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...affordable. 6. Chemical-free mattresses and bedding A standard mattress can contain and release many toxins, found in the glues, foams, pesticides, fire-retardants and chemicals that prevent staining. And like so many products throughout our homes, they will be heavily laden with formaldehyde. In many areas fire-...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...affordable, and it has taken a big chunk out of the total energy consumption needed during the operation of the house. We also have a guide page on the air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater that borrows that efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified homes Écohabitation the French language Quebec affiliates of EcoHome, in conjunction with experienced Architects & Kit home manufacturers, have launched a series of stylish & affordable prefabricated sustainable green kit homes that are able to meet Pass...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...affordable. FSC Certified wood © RONA for example is a Canadian-owned company that has made a commitment to offer only FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) wood products, a major move to bring responsibly harvested products to the mainstream marketplace. Wood carrying the FSC logo has pass...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...affordable of frame materials. Cons: It require regular ongoing maintenance and are susceptible to moisture and insect damage; it's more prone to warping and letting gas escape. Aluminum Windows: Pros: Sturdy and durable; recyclable; requires little maintenance. Cons: Metal is a conductor, so there is incre...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...affordable if you decide to build a super-insulated home . Now discover: Which is Best between OSB v Plywood? From the EcoHome Guides References: 1. Improve Your Home or Building's Thermal Envelope with Dense-Pack Cellulose

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...affordable and can begin under $1,000 USD. These are basic road commuter ebikes with Hub-driven technology. You won’t win any races, and you won’t do great climbing a mountain on it but you will get around town with way less effort than a pedal-power only bike. ‘center drive’ systems can run you between $2000-6000 US...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...affordable they can be. While a dry stacked stone wall aesthetic adds to the cost of putting up a gabion wall rather than randomly pouring stone in with a mini excavator, it's still considerably more affordable than concrete or rammed earth walls. GABION WALL (LOOSE) COST( $) DRY STONE WALL COST( $)...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...affordable solar power generation. Now you know more about the Tesla Solar Roof, Cost, Competitors & What our reviewers think, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar p...