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...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...CarbonCure low-carbon concrete the solution we've been waiting for to reduce the carbon output from home building? Concrete in homes = high carbon footprint ...

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...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...Carbon footprint of gabion walls Gabion walls really do have a significantly lower carbon footprint than a concrete wall . Taking into account the embodied en...

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...

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...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...reduce your personal carbon footprint. But at least an RV has been designed with aerodynamics in mind to reduce fuel consumption; we've not seen a lot of that...

Urban farming

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...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...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...Carbon capture & storage with building materials Where most building materials have a ‘carbon footprint’, meaning the amount of embodied energy required to ex...

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...

Electric Heaters - is heating with electric an eco-friendly option?
Heating with electricity

Heating with electricity

...your heating system by default reduce it's carbon footprint. Electric heat sources: Heating with electricity is not defined by just baseboard heaters or an ...