DIY lighting / Guides

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...DIY video about choosing the best LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air condi...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...DIY or penny-pinching. Le Refuge is is certainly compact, but it doesn't feel it, with it's large expanses of high performance glazing that brings the outdoors in, and it's more spacious than a tiny house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a small one bedroom condo t...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...DIY or penny-pinching. Le Refuge is is certainly compact, but it doesn't feel it, with it's large expanses of high-performance glazing that brings the outdoors in, and it's more spacious than a tiny house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a bijou 2 bedroom condo tha...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...diy recessed lighting or pot lights are notoriously leaky (and this may be better left to qualified electricians) but there are airtight boxes available that should be installed and that also hold insulation off areas that may get hot if still using incandescent bulbs. The best solution all around is to replace old, le...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...lighting fixtures and bulbs Interior paints and floor adhesives with zero volatile organic compounds A DIY Green living roof Under-slab high performance radon barrier Formaldehyde-free Kitchen Cabinets Split system air to air heat pump installation Air-to-water hybrid electric heat pump hot water heater H...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

What is the free home energy audit? Breaking News: New Canada Greener Homes Grant Scheme 2021 announced - see here for how to apply and eligibility requirements An energy audit is a home inspection that calculates the total energy consumption of your house , including all electricity and fossil fuels for lighting,...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...DIY & Open source smart home monitoring systems EMONPI ARDUINO SHIELD ARDUINO - XBEE RASPBERRY PI Other intelligent home device articles: Lithium-Ion home batteries that now include smart features to learn habits to better manage power storage. Sewage backup flood prevention device that automaticall...