Choosing where to live / Guides

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...tory. This is not meant to talk you out of it, but to help you realize what you are getting into. You will need a place to live during the build, which means ...

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 want to install a good one at home. To be clear, it’s a bit misleading to say we’re providing guidance about how to choose EV chargers because we’re really...

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 everyone, but we can give you some variables to consider that will help you make that decision. Do you live in a city, or out in the Boonies? Where you l...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...tor mandated to ensure compliance with your budget bears a real responsibility when he delivers estimates, because he will be required to build to completion ba...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...where to spend your green dollars. To save money and lower your carbon footprint, the first step where possible is to invest in choosing the best insulation ,...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning a restful one. The less heat we bring into our homes, the less heat we need to eject towards our neighbours house, so we all benefit in the end. And as alway...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills! wait for the hot water to arrive. While you’re at it, don’t forget to do your cold pipes as well to avoid water damage from condensation . Solar water he...

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

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...To see more about choosing wood for framing see here . Ten Tips for building better decks: This is where we are hoping to tap into the collective brain powe...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact ensure your stove or fireplace continues to perform as it's designed to. A leaking door gasket should never be left to allow excess air to enter and disrupt ...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...Choosing a basement instead of a slab-on-grade foundation can also lead to the increased possibility of exposure to radon gas radiation, another reason where po...