Green power / Guides

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...power, water and sewage (this is more relevant for building lots) Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid f...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...power generation: 10 questions to ask a solar panel installation contractor All about solar batteries for home power storage Choosing between a solar tr...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...green roof courtyard © Don Erhardt CIRS will be an international centre for research, partnership and action on sustainability issues, including green building ...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...power affordably, safely, and with limited environmental impact. Feeding power back into the grid can be something of an effective 'storage' solution dependin...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...green? Read here to find out if Tiny Houses are good for the environment . It seems somewhat contradictory for an environmentally conscious person to be dragg...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...Powerhouse Drøbak Montessori Secondary School in Norway © Powerhouse Another way that Powerhouse stands out is how the energy balance must be calculated; it...

Real estate

Real estate

...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 fl...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...power during summer and heating power during winter - which is why using HRV and ERV systems is recommended to reduce energy loss whilst ventilating homes. When...

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

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

...Power pipe Grey water heat recovery unit © Ecohome Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal He...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...Green Energy Green Economy Act (GEGEA), Ontario became the first in North America to offer a Feed-In-Tariff system (FIT) to promote sustainable energy. The mo...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...power. Be sure they can all be operated manually or by stored battery power during a power outage, and consider avoiding installing air conditioning in homes wi...