Climate change / Guides

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...climate change , learn how to grow your own food in the Ecohome green home guide pages - how to build a greenhouse in a cold climate , how to grow food in small spaces , food that grows well in the shade and much more.

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...Climate Change. In May 2016, Ontario passed a historic law to help mitigate climate change and move towards a low-carbon economy. " Under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, money raised from Ontario's cap and trade program will be deposited into a new Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account. The accou...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...climate change for green building and identifies opportunities for resilience through the design, construction, and operation of buildings and communities. Analyzing how individual LEED credits support regional adaptation needs, such as enhanced water conversation in arid climates and water-sensitive regions. Demon...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...climate change are already happening , and modern building practices should reflect that. While one single event cannot be attributed solely to climate change, the type and frequency of events we are seeing are exactly what was predicted by climate scientists and can no longer be ignored. If a 'once in a century' sto...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...climate change file instead. Blowing agents are the gasses that expand the foam to its rigid shape, and those tiny bubbles of gas act as insulators. They're found in XPS rigid panels and spray polyurethane foam (SPUF) as well. What differentiates one blowing agent from another are the molecules. The class of hydrof...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

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

...climate change, and yes, we agree that it will take more than that. What devices such as this do is create an awareness of the importance of ending our reliance on fossil fuels, and they remind people of the need to develop renewable clean energy sources if we are to have any impact on slowing climate change . We rec...

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change
Lifestyle and environment

Changing homes in a changing climate

...change though - with the shifting of tectonic plates, erosion, wind, super tides and flooding. These changes are most noticed when we have a large event like a rain, wind, an earthquake, or a combination of these. An unfortunate reality that we are facing is that climate change is making storm events more frequent an...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...climate change is to weigh all the variables and make the most informed decisions possible while we balance quality of life with reducing our personal carbon footprint. And, short of parking yourself on top of a compost pile and waiting to meet your maker, there is simply nothing you can do on this planet that will n...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...climate change become more pronounced every year, it is becoming virtually impossible for the most ardent climate change deniers to dismiss it , despite their valiant efforts. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patt...

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)

...climate change. The Whale Pump Natural Carbon Reduction Mechanism - how it Helps Climate Change - Courtesy: GRID-Arendal There are even more ways that whales help trap carbon in the ocean. "In addition to being the largest animals on the planet, whales are among the longest-living, with some living over 150 y...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...climate change with 204 registered and 211 certified LEED projects in Canada between May and September 2015. This brings the current total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,466 – second highest in the world. Buildings play a critical role in the battle against climate change, representing 30 per cent o...