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Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...dump polluted stormwater and even raw sewage into waterways; aka your drinking water. In some cases, because there are so few unpaved surfaces to absorb rainwater, the soil below cities has become so dehydrated that the city itself starts to sink. This can damage city infrastructure as well as present a greater flood...

Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Good or Toxic & Dangerous?
Insulation and soundproofing

Is spray foam insulation a good choice for your home? Or a toxic recipe for disaster?

...dump. That means any wood, concrete or plastics that it is adhered to that could have been useful will fill up a landfill. So what is our conclusion on spray foam? It is, on one hand, a great product for certain precise applications. That would include insulating rim joist cavities in basements or small individual us...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...dump of the white stuff... So much for moving into your beautiful new home for Christmas! If all this sounds daunting (and believe me - even seasoned building professionals can find it daunting) then rather than give up on a dream to live in a beautiful Architect-designed home, consider choosing a modern green prefab...

Saving Energy in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs - Our Top Tips to Save Money
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Top tips for energy efficient swimming pools - reduce pool cleaning & running costs

...dump large quantities of pool chemicals in the water to keep it clear. As we mentioned above, we had a lot of success with putting a pool sock system in our skimmers. But we used to get a lot of dog and kid hair, as well as pollen in our pool, so this pre-filtered all that out and kept the sand filter pressure lower,...

How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer
Lifestyle and environment

Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters)

Did you know that there’s actually an ideal order or layout of how to organize food in the fridge? A way that could help reduce the amount of food wasted and improve how sustainable your household is? So, to set the scene - you’re on your way home with your weekly Costco or Sam's Club haul, you are loaded up with more...