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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...

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...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...LED lighting to minimize electrical loads. The asymmetrical gabled roof also leverages coastal storms, collecting rainwater that is funneled into three 6,700 ...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...led to a buildup of moisture in homes, and condensation on windows was common place and hard to stop . This led to a build up of mould and mildew in homes. Mode...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...LED display . © Raphaël Thibodeau Us: Is this shelter a first in Québec? L. McC : There are buildings that are heated with solar power in Quebec, but they are a...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...led by the CORRIM (Consortium for Research on Renewable Materials), the lifecycle of steel and concrete results in 26% to 31% more greenhouse gas emissions than...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...LED lanterns that can operate for hours or more on a single wind, however, to ensure a strong battery, you should wind them to full power on occasion rather tha...

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...

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

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...LED lighting (LED bulbs have an extremely long lifespan as well as being energy efficient) Triple pane fiberglass windows Stainless steel exterior door thre...

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Greywater Recycling

Greywater recycling never looked better

...LED light provides information about available water levels. If grey water abounds and there is enough to flush with the recycled water, the light is green. If ...