Green energy / Guides

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...green buildings are seeing significant dividends on their investments, including: 82% of building owners and developers reported decreases in energy consumption in their green buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buil...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a LEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...green roofs The LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system focuses on measured performance of the building, and requires participants to track and prove the performance of their facility. Notable metrics attained by the building include: Energy consumption 83% below energy code baseli...

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

...green home construction industry Green home tax credits and interest-free loans are the best return on investment for government stimulus . An investment into improving home energy-efficiency has a multitude of benefits, with the most notable being that you get a more energy-efficient home that saves you money . An e...

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.

...green' when you consider all the side effects, especially when it comes to large hydroelectric dams. In the quest to find alternative power sources to replace fossil fuels, the energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green roof installation video here. In a statement issued by the Canada Green Building Counci...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...energy efficiency in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . All About Home Lighting Design Different Electric Home Heating Types - Which are Best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Power at Home? F...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...Green Building Guide . Heat Pump Manufacturer Trane Technologies to cut Carbon Emissions by Half Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Electric Home Heating - Which Types are Best? Renewable Energy - What ar...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...energy projects to the provincial energy grid and receive premium prices for any excess energy produced above the needs of the property. In 2009, along with the introduction of the Ontario Green Energy Green Economy Act (GEGEA), Ontario became the first in North America to offer a Feed-In-Tariff system (FIT) to promo...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Energy- efficient appliances : Make informed choices based on the EnerGuide rating wherever possible; Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances, and SmartSense appliances (low water consumption). Improve the overall energy efficiency of the dwelling : No one wants to buy someone else's energy pig, so investing in dur...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...green building: High performance, energy efficient Eco homes may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well-designed, well-insulated, and if p...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...Green B.C. checklist scores in the region while becoming certified under the new R-2000 standards for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home for showcasing green home design for approximately one year. Some notable de...