Carbon neutral / Guides

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Carbon? Just over a year ago, the Canadian Green Building Council officially launched the new standard on Zero Carbon buildings . Not only is that certification awarded by third party, the program has been developed very diligently, including consultations with 40 organizations in the construction sector. The CaGBC t...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...carbon-neutral electricity with storage that doesn't need batteries Storing renewable energy One downside of injecting clean, renewable energy into the power grid is that many green power sources lack predictability, making balancing the supply more challenging . Power authorities work hard to anticipate supply a...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...carbon reduction, carbon sequestration & carbon offset schemes are becoming big business as cities, states and countries scramble to meet carbon reduction goals. If Chami & Fishbach have their way, these leviathans of the ocean may constitute a giant natural carbon offset business opportunity! Any schemes to increase...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

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

...Carbon footprint of gabion walls Gabion walls really do have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a concrete wall . Taking into account the embodied energy for the carbon footprint of a 10 foot high wall through all stages of it's life (manufacturing, transport, construction and maintenance) - here are the com...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...carbon neutral. Bike lanes © Paul Krueger PLANNING AND LAND Oversee the development of communities that are more geared towards walking, cycling and public transportation Protect natural areas and agricultural lands from urban sprawl Provide financial incentives to replace old wood stoves (northern Ontario in particula...