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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Clean Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive exper...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...clean energy to compensate for your personal consumption, so that much less power will be generated through more harmful methods. Bullfrog operates under the ...

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

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

...energy continuing to rise and a global push towards energy conservation and renewable energy solutions, we need to look into alternative ways of generating powe...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then ...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...clean energy sources if we are to have any impact on slowing climate change . We recently posted a story on the pedal-powered Bicycle Generator , and its rath...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...energy network; this is not the case with Powerhouse. Therefore, areas where the grid is fed with clean energy are effectively penalized, in a sense, within the...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips
Kitchens

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...clean. Be sure you have efficient taps. If not, install aerators on them to reduce flow, at no loss of function. Energy star appliances: Energy Star a...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Energy Transparency Coalition: The Home Energy Transparency Coalition comprises the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ontario Home Builders Association, Clea...

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?

...Energy. A hyper-efficient house such as this could be fitted with solar PV panels and can save enough energy to offset the energy needed for charging the best e...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...energy independence since you rely on the energy you’ve stored rather than using energy from the grid in off-hours. However, if you connect to the grid, you don...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...energy. With a conventional boiler: This is a clean burn and it emits very few particles. However, overall efficiency is between 50 and 80%, much lower than a...