Locks / Guides

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...locks are as solid and safe as standard deadbolt locks, the difference is only in how they open. Can smart door locks be hacked? Yes, smart door locks with remote control capabilities can be hacked, but in general, security experts don’t consider them much more dangerous for home break-ins for a few reasons - an in...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Reduce COVID-19
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...locks Smart door locks are deadbolt front door locks that can be operated in a number of ways - either with a smartphone, a fingerprint reader, passcodes and combinations, or with voice command to Alexa or google phone to activate smart door locks. Everyone has probably at some point locked themselves out of their ...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...locks that is covered below). It's important to keep your HRV or ERV maintained and operating efficiently . How to stop door locks freezing? Airtight homes are great for keeping heat in, but that leaves all the indoor air pressure aiming for the any hole, no matter how small . In some cases (particularly well-seale...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...locks in more than 500 tons of carbon, offsetting the GHG emissions that resulted from the use of other non-renewable construction materials in the building such as cement, steel and aluminum. CIRS interior © Don Erhardt Quick facts about CIRS: Natural lighting: CIRS’ U-shape design maxi...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...locks? Really?? Wow, ok... While we were searching to see if we could get around this to find some shortcuts and tips on how to track down essential products online, we stumbled across the following useful hack - Amazon has prioritized certain products Amazon is the worlds biggest online retailer, unless you just...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...locks up huge amounts of metal that could be far more useful in other applications. With all that said, kudos to container house builders for their vision, innovation, compact design and re-purposing of materials. It's just that in our opinion, this is a housing solution better suited to climates that are a bit more ...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...locks, even skylights and blinds can be controlled remotely to help passively heat and cool a home. The cool Hydraloop can be monitored and even controlled by an app on your phone, allowing you to prioritize the delivery of recycled gray water and direct it to toilets, outdoor irrigation or even to top up swimming po...

How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

How to fix a Leaky Faucet for under $1 (and stop that tap dripping !)

...locks into the tap handle and turns the mechanism in the faucet cartridge that lifts and lowers the washer onto its seat. This is what lets the water flow when open, and hopefully shuts it off when closed down. This is what the top of a leaking faucet cartridge looks like - pretty gross right? - image © Rj Pierson ...