Choosing appliances / Guides

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...appliances deliver heat will have some impact on efficiency, but that has more to do with how well it is distributed. Heating your entire home with electric rad...

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...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Choosing a slab on grade instead of a basement leads to a significant reduction in the use of concrete, as all the walls of the home are made of wood. The F...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Keep Families Safer
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...appliances to operate them. Smart light switches can connect to your home Wi-Fi network and be controlled from a smartphone app. Additionally, you can configu...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...Choosing efficient home appliances and electronics 'Smart' sewage backup and flood prevention devices Find more about green home construction in the...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...choosing a woodburning stove, see here , or even, for help in choosing the right type of firewood, see here . For the Nerds amongst us - there's also a really i...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...appliances all release steam, so be sure to use pan-lids when cooking to reduce moisture being created from the water boiling, to speed up the time it takes to ...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...choosing & installing high efficiency home mechanical systems (air exchanger, appliances, heating, water heater and lighting) that are incredibly efficient to b...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Appliances Chosen Non-Toxic Kitchen Materials Brands : Cosentino kitchen countertops Program workshop, counter Columbia Forest Product, Plywood Boxes ...

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?

...Appliances Chosen Non-Toxic Kitchen Materials Brands : Cosentino kitchen countertops Program workshop, counter Columbia Forest Product, Plywood Boxes ...