Green technology / Guides

Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Solar photovoltaic

Flexible PV 'solar glitter' panels coming soon

Standard solar panels are rigid, relatively heavy and fragile. A new product on the market called Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV) from mPower Technol...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, partnered to launch a study to help understand the trends in world green building today and how they...

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstr...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the course of a day. The flat roof design allows for a green roof or the ins...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...technology sooner, and hard to imagine why we would build a shower any other way now that it's available. After taking a moment to visualize the amount of the...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Green Home Guide, City of Edmonton) Demolition waste management: Prior to demolition of the old home, the following items were salvaged: windows and doors, ha...

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...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...Technology University, recently published an article in Green Building Advisor that demonstrates the results of his research on this. Working in conjunction wit...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

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

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

...green home improvements - you can also check out our top energy saving guides here , from the EcoHome Sustainable Green Home free guides on North America's favo...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...technology that never got far beyond being just a gimmick. If there is something new going on here that's great, but they've given very few details so we are ho...