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

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

...your roof. Older homes may have insufficient insulation and a lot have none. For some homes, blowing a seamless blanket of cellulose (shredded newsprint) could help keep hundreds of dollars of heat inside your home every heating season. And by all means, do your walls as well if they need it but start with the attic if...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...your area. There are many organizations, groups and web resources that encourage and teach green living lifestyle habits like composting and gardening, greening our streets, promoting alternatives to pesticides etc. Check local bulletin boards and community centres for groups in your area, and watch our events page...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...home makes it more welcoming and relaxing; a living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or ...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...your roof can reduce your personal energy consumption, but without home power storage you are still reliant on grid power. The latest lithium-ion technology in home batteries and power storage is still not terribly efficient, and so consequently, it is still quite expensive. The best lithium ion home batteries will r...

Spray Foam Insulation - Is it Good or Toxic & Dangerous?
Insulation and soundproofing

Is spray foam insulation a good choice for your home? Or a toxic recipe for disaster?

...home. Let the reality of that sink in for a second. Not every spray foam insulation installation goes according to plan... Where it gets worse, is when you consider where spray foam tends to be used – smaller jobs where the overall cost increase may be more acceptable such as tiny homes, shipping container h...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...your bills and the ecological footprint of your home. Renovation tax credits and financial incentives: First speak with your bank and find out what funds you have available. Many banks offer incentives for including sustainable green components in your project like installing Energy Star windows , doors and applian...