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High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...burning stoves give the most heat, burn best and burn the cleanest - especially important if choosing a stove for a sustainable lifestyle and for the minimum en...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...burning, or which wood burns the hottest as a home heat source in a wood-burning stove or fireplace, remember this: First rule for wood burning? Make sure i...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...burning the surface of wood to preserve it. The final product is also known as Yakisugi (yaki means to cook/burn and sugi is the Japanese name for cedar), but s...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...burning wood for heat goes, so first rule of wood burning in stoves or fireplaces is; Burn Dry Wood! Maximum moisture content should be considered around the 15...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...burn, how you burn and the stove you choose to burn in. As for emissions - high-temperature fires produce less airborne particulates than low-temperature fires;...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...burns, the heat is absorbed by the stone and released slowly, long after the fire is out. So, some thought needs to be put into how much you burn and when you b...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...burn the plants. Each layer should slope slightly from the inner tower to the outer circle. As the layers begin to grow, build the outer wall to contain them ...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...burn coal or gas to generate power to charge a car, doesn't that mean you are still driving around on fossil fuels? Yep. However, it's likely most car charging ...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

The clean burning process and price has made heating and cooking with natural gas quite popular in the last couple of decades. However, popularity put a pretty...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...burn marks, cuts and stains, it will quickly lose its appeal and could lead to you wanting to replace it sooner than you might have imagined while you were inst...

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

...burn money in the future in energy biils? Better known Green building certification programs such as Passive House and LEED are a great start, but some other ...