EV / Guides

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

...EV charging stations Public parking EV chargers Fast-charging public EV charging stations. Residential charging stations obviously refer to your home EVSE, whether that is a Level 1 or Level 2 charger. Most homes already have a level 1 ‘EV charging station’ in the form of a standard 110-volt outlet on the outsi...

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

...EV) is on the increase For a lot of people though there's a nagging question in the back of everyone’s mind - When is the right time to make the switch to an Electric Vehicle - & which is the best EV? Over decades, and even more so over the last few years, the purchase prices of EV's continue to drop, government ...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric e-bike / scooter for urban commuting

...EV is best for You , and Choosing a home EV charger in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Even then, there are just too many people whose lifestyles and businesses can't function without a personal vehicle. Tesla EV super charger station in Montreal © Ecohome Electric vehicles (EVs) leave us with better air quality, they are relatively inexpensive to operate and prices continue to drop while the tec...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...EVs continue to improve and dominate the new car market - at least in the news section if not yet in sales. Currently it is still easier (if more more expensive) to fill a tank with gas, but even infrastructure is changing to make way for EVs, with more road side charging stations as well has improvements in home EV ch...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...eview from when it was first announced in 2016. What was missing back then was the pricing, as well as any inkling of a timeline for when we would see this happen. We are pleased to say that both these questions have now been answered as recent patent filings also reveal that they're developing panel runs rather than...

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...even ‘learn’ from your personal consumption patterns (as well as their own generation patterns), enabling them to store power more appropriately to ensure that you never run out. This is very important when using battery systems with solar arrays, because the inverters in a solar array system require power to begin mak...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...ever possible; Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances, and SmartSense appliances (low water consumption). Improve the overall energy efficiency of the dwelling : No one wants to buy someone else's energy pig, so investing in durable energy-efficient upgrades is wise. Don't just start jamming insulation into every ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...EVELOPMENT Introduce tax policies to encourage innovation ($375 million investment in research and development of green technologies) AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND LAND Establish carbon sequestering programs for farmers Plant 50 million trees by 2025 These initiatives will not include restrictions on the use of natural gas...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...EVs , or even just the best fast home EV chargers to plug a swanky car into, let’s look at other more affordable yet cool ways to get around town for that daily commute ! Cycling to work is one option Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide and they are the pr...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...event mold formation. Energy recovery air exchanger : Allows for a high level of heat and moisture recovery while providing fresh air Range hood for exhausting cooking pollutants (including ultrafine particles) Bathroom fans to manage moisture and prevent the risk of mold growth Central vacuum removes dust an...