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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...

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 ...

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...LED fixtures, carbon-based filters to treat rain water on site , has a separate tank for waste water, and is fully insulated for use in almost any locale. If yo...

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 ...

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...

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...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...led in competitions, he lived a very "big" life which he describes as the American dream: a 4,000 sq. ft. home and expensive car, but ultimately it left him fee...

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...

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...

Solar panel reflectors
Solar photovoltaic

Using reflectors to increase the yield of solar panels

...led panels, and by 18% when tested with a system that had optimally-angled panels. According to Pearce, in most cases with well-placed solar arrays, the energy ...