Reduction / Guides

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)

...reduction - who knew! Enjoying my jokes, or a serious calculation about the Carbon-Reduction potential of Whales? Let's say both - photo: Ralph Chami ...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...Reduction Account. The account will invest every dollar in green projects and initiatives that reduce emissions." The Ontario Government will for sure take some...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...reduction in consumption, the return on investment is really only viable for larger buildings. For this reason geothermal is more suited to commercial or multi-...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

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

...reduction along highways; not as attractive as a coniferous barrier but certainly faster. While it’s hard to predict the future, modern architect-designed hom...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...reduction in operating costs over five years for green buildings reported by the firms included in the research is 17%. The median payback for the investment ...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which equates to taking 58,980 cars off the roads for a year. Energy savings of 1,600,321 eMWh, enough to power 54,307...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...reduction compared to a conventional house of the same size. Off-grid living in the city - does it make sense? Houses built on land that does not have acces...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...reduction in end of lifecycle impact. Metal stair railings, emission-free and recyclable Edible plants in built-in planters, like living green walls promo...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...reduction in the total ecological footprint of conventional concrete, including 60 to 80% less water consumed. And what gives this product a huge advantage in t...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...reduction in temperature makes . One important point to remember when looking to run a swimming pool in a more eco-friendly way and economize on pool heating is...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...reduction in energy consumption from 2005 levels, with the end goal being that all new buildings be Net Zero Carbon (ZNC) by 2030, which is defined as an energy...