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Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...efficient in operation than compact fluorescent bulbs and 16 times more efficient than incandescent. I hesitate to even mention price, because by the time I f...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

There are a lot of options to consider when shopping for appliances, designing home lighting, and heating your home. These pages outline some things you can ...

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...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...efficient - a high performance home must comprise efficient energy systems and an energy efficient building envelope N - Non-toxic - creating a healthy interi...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...lighting, these sweet little office pods are also equipped with six dimmable spotlights and concealed background mood lighting. Offered in two standard sizes,...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...Efficient design, durability, air quality and natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems l...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...efficient lighting and appliances: All electrical appliances and lights generate heat, everything down to your laptop and TV. But first set your sights on the...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...Lighting Just in the last 3-4 years, there has been a sea change in lighting, as LED technologies have become cost-competitive with the compact fluorescents a...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

The principles of green building: A high performance, energy efficient home may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but th...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...lighting, and solar gain were maximized. These were integrated with efficient active systems, such as in-floor radiant heating , high-velocity cooling, low-flow...

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?

...lighting and powering needs. Other solutions would of course be required for efficient water heating, cooking and heating but hey, it's a start! Bhargava and ...