Green power / Guides

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...powerful jets that feel more like you're getting a tattoo than bathing. No one wants to leave a shower cold and in pain, so needless to say those weren't big se...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...green communities are popping up across the country. If you choose to live in a new development, look into well planned eco-developments. Houses with green comp...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...power rates, you could drastically reduce your cooling costs by having a lot of it happen overnight. While there is very little of this type of technology cur...

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...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...powered car. And if you live in an area with variable power rates, you can still keep your costs down without much effort by charging at times during the day wh...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Green Building , GreenSpec and recently the Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as de...

Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouv
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver developer leads the way to more sustainable communities

...powerful storms? River District is being designed to be a great neighbourhood even during the most challenging times. While the city requires developers to lo...

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

Heating with electricity

...power generation is only around 30-60% efficient. There is also significant loss from transmission lines, so the overall energy efficiency of electric heat vari...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...power they generate to heat water with a traditional water heater. This is due to the continually advancing technologies and dropping costs in the photovoltai...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...power outage, by slowly releasing its heat over the course of days. Raft slabs can be heated with hydronic systems (liquid) or air-heated tubes as seen below . ...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages and consider supporting the Great Whale Conservancy here - Also, learn more about the benefits...