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...

Ductless mini-split air source heat pump installed in a LEED certified PH Home
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

How heat pumps work in a LEED or Passive House high efficiency zero net energy home - video

...efficiency and significantly cuts the energy required to meet our domestic hot water needs. Related topics to how well heat pumps work In LEED or Passive Hous...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...Energy efficiency, insulation and orientation: An efficient and resilient home is one that uses minimal energy to heat, light and run appliances. The biggest ...

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 ...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...Energy Step Code - The details The BC Energy Step Code is a new provincial standard intended to provide an incremental approach to achieving more energy-effic...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...efficiency is only about 30%. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat varies significantly by ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...efficiency HPPH & size it correctly: The COP is the efficiency rating of the HPPH . Heat pump pool heaters are really energy efficient and the energy efficien...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Energy efficiency upgrades are to do the simple & cheapest ones first © Ecohome 10 Home improvement tips that save money: The following 10 tips for energy...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...efficiency, domestic hot water becomes the single biggest consumer of energy. To tackle that we have two heat pumps that together will drop that demand dramatic...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...efficiency rate of 95% which means that for every 100 kWh of energy supplied by the gas, 95 kWh of energy will be transformed into useful heat. This boiler is c...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...energy efficiency compared to incandescent bulbs is substantial, it’s hard to ignore the health risks. If you are using them, try to keep them in areas where ...