Household waste / Guides

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...waste-savvy neighbours may be putting out, and when. For all types of waste disposal, please keep the well-being of your local waste collectors in mind and ke...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...waste factor limit: Limit the overall estimated waste factor of framing materials to 10% or less, and provide detailed documentation. 2.1 FSC-certified trop...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...household hazardous waste leftovers. Click here learn for a DIY all natural paint recipe. 3.) Hand wash instead of dry cleaning clothes when possible. Chemica...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...waste reduction as well as material reuse and recycling. Indoor Environmental Quality (21 points) There are upwards of 80,000 known chemicals in various hou...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...household, in which annual hot water costs then approximated $310. It should be noted that electricity in Quebec is cheaper than in other parts of the country...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...waste of time, money and resources. This is where Tesla starts to stands out from the pack in a detailed comparison. Tesla has developed an integrated active ...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...household has two people, but this cold climate greenhouse also helps feed four children, grandchildren and step-parents. "We give a lot of it away, and this ye...