Off grid / Guides

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...off in Ontario there has to be the infrastructure in place." That's from the CBC, read more here. Quebec is also getting into the game, which is great new...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...off-grid preppers with solar panels, greenhouses and future-proofed resilient homes just don’t seen as crazy anymore. (Except maybe those building Earthships in...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...grid for basements that Mike Holmes recommends here . Even worse, if there's a toilet in your basement and this was plumbed into an older system or was done D...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...off-grid' means you need to burn fossil fuels instead of tapping into clean energy from the grid, you are increasing your carbon footprint, not reducing it. A...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...off-grid. Pop-can solar panels: This is nothing short of brilliant and could be the only solid reason to justify drinking pop. It is however a rather time con...

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way
Lifestyle and environment

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

...offset schemes & carbon reduction by helping whale populations and how they can help offset the carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... F...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

Diminishing returns on insulation. How much insulation is too much?

...off-grid or resilient home that can stay warm or cool during power outages because it's design is high performance and efficient. In fact - we think that's a ...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...off-grid house, build a small, off grid-house. Build it as small as you can comfortably and legally get away with, and put it on a well-insulated slab-on-grade ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...off, use of high reflecting landscaping materials, and placing of vegetable gardens. The new house Providing natural light and air was behind the idea...

Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...grid-fed power to cool our homes in summer as global temperatures rise, and our acceptance of the high cost of cooling our homes, point to a missed opportunity ...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...off-grid eco home , or are budgeting for extensive solar pv panels to charge up the Tesla, make sure you've accurately budgeted for a building lot that's within...