Buying an electric car / Guides

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

...and permanently-mounted chargers, or portable units that can plug into a 240-volt receptacle on an exterior wall. Though a little less ‘clean’ looking and convenient at home, there are two advantages to portable EV chargers to consider – you don’t need to pay an electrician to hook it up, and you can take it wherever y...

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

...car manufacturer is racing to get a full production Electric Pickup Truck into their showrooms before Tesla & Rivian announce retail sales of their new vehicles. The Best Electric Vehicle, food for thought Switching from a gas-powered car to an EV can feel like a pretty big leap, and it will take some adjustments a...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...and to reduce ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. Electricity is versatile so it's an easy option We also like electric heating because, pretty much every home has electricity already. Electricity can be used to heat, cool, cook and power our lights and appliances all in one. If you can't currently afford th...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...and when to replace them . Garages: If your house has a garage, consider adding an electric vehicle (EV) charging terminal - I think most of us sense that we will be in an electric car someday, so a house that is already set up is a nice bonus. Electric cars are quickly increasing in popularity and the incentives off...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...and can cause damage to the interior of walls as many litres of water carried in warm air can pass through even the smallest of holes in a heating season. A house with an EnerGuide rating is like a car with a safety check. It is an independent third party report on the quality of what you are buying, and an indicatio...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...ant manner. Just like with a few plants in your living room, it’s a matter of scale. While better than plants, they just can’t keep up with the internal volume of most American and Canadian homes which average around 2200 ft 2 . Your ventilation system will be bringing in between 100 and 200 CFM of air (cubic feet pe...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...and is healthier for your body as well, so - break out the beans and lentils! Organic, humane and grass-fed eggs and dairy Organic, humane and grass-fed eggs and dairy have a lower environmental impact than what comes out of large-scale production facilities. Grass-fed and pasture-raised animal products have also b...