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Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...phased out? Natural gas is being phased out of new home construction because burning any fossil fuel releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes to the warming of the planet. The carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas are lower than with oil or coal, but there are other emissions to be conc...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...phased out in Homes As the true ramifications of using Gas in homes has become apparent, being that a significant proportion simply escapes into the atmosphere with a significant GWP, the upshot has been that most of Europe has already phased out natural gas in homes and now North America has also started to legislat...

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...out work on the inside of the house or the outside. Learn about the best way to insulate exterior walls here , since that is the easiest way to make a house airtight during renovations since you will need a weather barrier. Exterior peel and stick weather barrier / air barrier on a LEED V4 Platinum airtight house ...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...out-out to Architect, Professor, Editor, Building Scientist, Environmentalist, Mentor and Friend, Larry Hately. Nobody hates foam like Larry hates foam, so I figure if I can get him on board then we may be onto something here. Now you know more about the impact of climate change and whether rigid foam insulat...

How to organize food in your fridge to make it last longer
Lifestyle and environment

Fridge organization - how to optimize fridges to reduce food waste (and why it matters)

...phased out in homes ). Optimizing fridges, know your fridge and food basics! It may surprise most people, but where you place your foods in the fridge is really important to help reduce food waste. Here is a step-by-step guide on which products should go where: Top shelf – save this prime real estate for leftov...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...phased out , so it is not as likely but still possible to find them in circulation - or worse still these may be the pallets that are most often found abandoned at the side of the road. EUR : This stamp may have a history of use with railways, it is not a direct indication of toxicity but is best avoided. CP : Thes...