LED lights / Guides

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

LED filament bulbs

...LEDs can finally offer that old-time glow of antique chandelier lights. Are there filaments on an LED bulb? Sort of... it's just an illusion: LED filament b...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...LED (light emitting diode) LED’s came into practical use in the 60’s and are most familiar to us as indicator lights on electronic devices. Bulbs offer approx...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...lights and the outdoor LED display . © Raphaël Thibodeau Us: Is this shelter a first in Québec? L. McC : There are buildings that are heated with solar power in...

Ice dams on roofs & how to fix them
Roof assemblies - renovation

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

...lights . Existing buildings - build a drywall box above pot lights (done from above). We recommend using drywall because it's airtight when sealed, but also b...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...lights compared to a car that gets all the green lights and goes further at cruising speed - which one uses more gas? And who has the more enjoyable ride? Exact...

Frost in Attics: What causes Attic Ice? How to Fix it?
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic? Is ice in roofs a problem & How do I stop it?

...lights are notoriously leaky (and this may be better left to qualified electricians) but there are airtight boxes available that should be installed and that al...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimabl...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...LED lights and water-saving faucets, you save money directly but you also reduce the size of the solar panel system that would be required to meet your demand. ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...LED bulbs ; replace any old and inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR certified appliances ; install low-flow shower heads and faucets that will reduce th...

Reducing the need for air conditioning
Heating and cooling

How to keep homes cool without air conditioning

...LED lamps . LED are more expensive, but the price is dropping quickly; they last forever and use a fraction of the energy. The quality of bulbs has also improve...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...led "The Most Resilient House in North America" by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resilient Design Institute. The PSI program is the brainchild of our Energy Eff...