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The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...electrically-powered vehicles . Yet if you look back to the late 1800s, electric vehicles outsold combustion powered vehicles. Electric vehicle from the early 20th century image via Abandoned cars and trucks Cars with electric motors were more popular at the time because they were smoother, quieter, safer, and ...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...car traffic entering the downtown core, despite a 50% growth in urban population and a 300% growth in the Metro area. The city will also be installing 70 electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city, to help those who need cars ease off on their gasoline consumption. Vancouver bike lanes © Paul Krueger ...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...electric car or a job working from home, but if you're ready to tweak your shopping list a little, here are some possible foods to swap that cannot only be healthier, but will consume less resources in production. Growing broccoli requires less water than asparagus Asparagus can be said to be the fancy cousin of br...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...electric commuter vehicle, Tesla released the sleek eye-catching sports car that few among us could afford. All we could do was salivate and wait for the next one. So, when they finally released the Model 3 for the masses, Tesla was already a household name and we lined up like black-Friday shoppers for the chance to g...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...car with black leather seats in the summer, you already understand solar heat collection. The amount of heat that can be generated by the most rudimentary solar collection system is astounding. Check out our DIY solar shower , or if you have acess to a load of sheep manure, the composting hot water heater and hot tub i...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...car market), but the savings on incidental costs – fuel and maintenance – is what makes it ( the Tesla model 3 and other electric vehicles ) more affordable than driving combustion engine vehicles. The economic case for the Tesla roof follows that same principle. The Tesla solar roof tiles integrate with identical ...

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...carbon housing. This of course begs the question, what is low carbon housing? Well…for new homes being built that would mean conducting a full carbon lifecycle analysis during home design , so that everything – and I mean everything – is on the table for design alterations to reduce the carbon foot print of homes. Th...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...electric radiators are expected to deliver comfort based on the readings of a thermometer that only considers a fraction of the variables at play. The good news is that the characteristics of an energy-efficient and durable house are much the same as those of a truly comfortable house - high R-value building envelope...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...car will know the name K & N for example - but did you know that K & N also do a range of permanent and washable furnace filters? See here for details and cost. We also found this US manufactured washable filter that's had full testing and seems good quality - watch out for our video review coming soon! What is a MER...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...electric car, that's for sure. Most likely you'll need a big honkin' truck that will drink an easy 16 litres per 100km. So despite the best of intentions in reducing home size and carbon emissions, tiny houses on wheels can force you into a diesel-fueled vagabond lifestyle staying one step ahead of the law (okay, just ...