Reduce your carbon footprint / Guides

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...reduce your impact: 1. Reduce the use of cars. Can you get to work on foot, bike, or bus? If not, see about carpooling with neighbours. Any reduction in fue...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...your efforts to reduce the ecological footprint of your home can be instantly negated by locating it far from the places you need to go and public transportatio...

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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...your daily routine can be carried out by your own power, your carbon footprint drops immensely. If you aren't farming, buying or building on a chunk of land o...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...your consumption, your carbon footprint, and even a list of your most energy-consuming appliances or devices. It can also help you set monthly budgets and goals...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...reduce your carbon footprint and your food costs. Not only that, it's often healthier and even tastes better. Any would-be gardener would love a sunny backyar...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then moving towards home solar , wind power and even bicycle generators can make for ...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...your home to keep either your foundation or slab from freezing. This is done by grading away from your foundation, but stopping a foot or so below your final de...

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...

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

...your home will consume less energy and reduce our per capita carbon footprint - which is embarrassingly high. As described on the Liberal Party website that o...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...carbon footprint and improving a building's comfort level. It may look easy to go buy some packs of rigid insulation panels down at the local hardware store and...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of pollution generated compared to choosing the most affordable materials you could find. Similar choices can be m...