Lifestyle / Guides

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...lifestyle of occupants, the 'functional' energy efficiency of a home comes from its location more than its design. It may seem counterintuitive, but living in a...

The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

For those that aren't made for the bustling lifestlyle of cities, small towns can be a dream come true. The nature of small towns is one of community and acc...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...lifestyle organizations in your area. There are many organizations, groups and web resources that encourage and teach green living lifestyle habits like compo...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...lifestyle, or perhaps a life philosophy. Sure, 'green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the futu...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

Bullfrog’s green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM p...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being close to the ser...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...lifestyle, if for example you have a long gas-powered daily commute and you eat a 12 ounce steak every night. We can't really help you get an electric car or ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...lifestyle and inspired us to do the same. Now, many years later, it is our turn to close this circle and inspire others. Editors note: Below are the jury comm...

Concrete floors and timber frame as thermal mass
Efficient home design

The pros and cons of thermal mass in buildings

...lifestyle have been figured into the conclusion, along with whether or not you have a wood stove as a backup in case of emergencies. Personally, I like thermal ...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...lifestyle represents a new take on the American Dream, especially among students in this millennial generation,” he said. “Lots of writing on the millennials su...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

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

...lifestyle and needs quite well. Keep in mind it will be quite time consuming, and there might be a hefty learning curve if you’re new to it. Some municipaliti...