Electric vehicle / Guides

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city, to help those who need cars ease off on their gasoline consumption. Vancouver bike lanes © Paul Krueger At present, the city has separated bike lanes running from the eastern part of the city, through downtown and to the west part of the city with plans ap...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Electric vehicle rebates: Ontario's efforts to get more electric vehicles on the road have them currently offering up to $14,000. More details here . Quebec: Desjardins: Free Energy Assessment; cash-back for any renovation labeled Rénoclimat leading to a loan of at least $40,000 or a building project with a loan ...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...electric vehicle charging Beachaus I is now waiting for its final certification of LEED Platinum from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized rating system that encourages sustainable building practices, and Platinum is the highest lev...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...vehicles (though it is on the low end of the swanky 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. ...

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

Free home energy audits in Canada

...Electric Vehicle Rebates as well as Solar Panels Financing from Tesla . Learn all about Green Home construction and Renovation in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...electric vehicle chargers activated optimally for energy savings in conjunction with smart meters and flexible energy pricing, all with one touch on your portable device. From a home durability perspective, there are sensors and devices that can send you a notification that a water leak has occurred, and that the sys...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives and Rebates , how Vancouver makes attaining Passive House certification easier , or the Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in September 2019!

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 ...

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...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...electric heat' if the utility rates where you live cause you anxiety; you won't be using much at all. Any electricity premium you might pay for that slight amount of suplimentary heat is more than compensated for in savings on the purchase and installation of heat distribution systems. Resilient Design Durability s...