Lower your carbon footprint / Guides

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...lower environmental footprint. Solidia’s concrete is formulated with less lime and is cured at lower temperatures than similar products - 1250° C kiln temperatu...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...your decisions for you here, just offering some food for thought when deciding where to spend your green dollars. To save money and lower your carbon footprin...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...your environmental convictions. When you are finally ready to move in, the temptation to zip over to your local Swedish box store and furnish your entire hous...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...your house with fossil fuels, in winter months you would now be heating your water with fossil fuels. They work best and reduce your carbon footprint when combi...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...your house large, medium or small? Is it pretty airtight or pretty drafty? Will your wood stove be the main heat source or just supplementary? Is your house poo...

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...lowering emissions since your home will consume less energy and reduce our per capita carbon footprint - which is embarrassingly high. As described on the Lib...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...your personal carbon footprint, but one of the biggest impacts you can have comes from getting yourself out of your car. Reduced automobile use is one of the gr...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...your personal carbon footprint if that's your thing. The economics of tiny houses: They will for sure cost you less than a 'normal-sized' house, but when yo...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...your carbon footprint. We would argue for the heat gain. To have any reasonable semblance of feeding yourself and your family you would need a garden somewher...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...carbon footprint also comes into play. But regardless of which green countertop you're considering, the final choice is going to come down to a combination of a...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...carbon footprint and embodied energy through manufacturing, so even the greenest of the green will have some measurable impact. It takes energy to save energy, ...