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Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...ake a mathemagenius to know that choosing one product over another means cutting the environmental impact from shipping and packaging by at least 75%, which is a significant achievement by any standard. In addition, the package it comes in can be recycled or composted with other cardboard in a lasagna garden . That mea...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...ave. Laying down a bed of 3/4" clean crushed stone will also act to prevent frost heave, it just can't have any fines in it because the water has to drain off rather than being retained. One thing to always bear in mind, especially if building a deck or landscaping a garden in cold climate zones and your home has a b...

Real estate

Real estate

...alk-ability Emergency services: hospitals, fire and police Municipal services: access to power, water and sewers (this is more relevant for building lots) Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greener...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...at was missing back then was the pricing, as well as any inkling of a timeline for when we would see this happen. We are pleased to say that both these questions have now been answered as recent patent filings also reveal that they're developing panel runs rather than individual tiles - with exactly the same appearance...

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?

...al air quality and an inefficient furnace Are air filters for furnaces washable? Some filters are washable such as those with lower MERV ratings (or no rating at all), so in general we would have to recommend against washing furnace and home air filters. The higher-rated air filters are paper-based, as that is th...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...able. So the ecological impact at source from a hydroelectric station is a lot less damaging than if you were located near a coal-fired electric plant. And since power in Quebec is the cheapest of all the Canadian provinces and a solar panel price would be fairly constant nationally, it also makes less financial sens...