Energy efficiency / Guides

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...Energy Efficiency Home Audit and Retrofit programs that provide homeowners with incentives to make energy efficiency upgrades. Under the programs, homeowners ca...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

...ENERGY STAR for New Homes: ENERGY STAR promotes guidelines for energy efficiency in new homes resulting in homes that are at least 20% more efficient than ...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...Energy Transparency Coalition: The Home Energy Transparency Coalition comprises the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Ontario Home Builders Association, Clea...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive experience ...

Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
Ventilation

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

...efficiency, and the ceiling fan is a big part of making that happen. This video explains the relationship between those systems. Thanks to our sponsor Aeratron ...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which has develo...

EcoVéa,the intelligent shower
Bathrooms

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

...efficiency in one package looks like. Power Pipe greywater heat recovery Power pipe: If you've ever heard the term 'greywater heat recovery', th...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...Energy Star machine can cut water usage to about 49 litres per load and significantly cut energy usage, but this, the Drumi, will not only wash your clothes wit...

Heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

How heat pump water heaters work and why you should get one

...energy drain in a home after heating. Air-to-water heat pumps are potentially a big energy saver, particularly when the main heat source in a home is an air sou...

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?

...energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then ...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...energy necessary for its heating. Consequently, the EcoVéa allows savings of up to 80% in energy consumption of a hot shower." With a concept this simple i...

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