Choosing appliances / Guides

High efficiency appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...appliances and electronics gets recouped however frequently or infrequently that they are used. Whatever small appliance and electronic item you are looking a...


Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...choosing bulbs Appliances: EXAMPLE 2 High efficiency home appliances have a proven track record for return on investment. Buying the cheaper refrigerato...

Real estate

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

...appliances : Make informed choices based on the EnerGuide rating wherever possible; Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances, and SmartSense appliances (low wa...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...Choosing energy efficient lighting and appliances: All electrical appliances and lights generate heat, everything down to your laptop and TV. But first set yo...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...appliances. Along with those incentives, efficient appliances usually save more over their lifetimes than the added cost and will also save you money monthly, s...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...Choosing non-toxic paint , Choosing non-toxic floor finishes to protect indoor air quality , and the Difference Between an HRV and an ERV to ensure proper home ...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...choosing a place to live, check the walking distances from buses or subway stops, and see that the routes serve your needs. If you are close to the right public...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...appliances come with it, take out your phone again and take a picture of the model number stickers on appliances to check online what sort of quality you are bu...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...choosing EnergyStar appliances. British Columbia: BC Hydro: Under the Power Smart New Home Program , achieving an EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher will earn...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...choosing is the kitchen, in particular by specifying formaldehyde-free plywood for kitchen furniture - which is also available as formaldehyde-free and pre-fini...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...appliances mandatory for all new home appliances beginning in 2022. To help make large commercial buildings more energy efficient, the government also announc...