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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?)

...natural gas are lower than with oil or coal, but there are other emissions to be concerned about. Burning natural gas also emits carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), along with methane, another potent greenhouse gas - but more about that later. How is natural gas extracted? There are a ...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...Natural gas in Canada is also on a grid system of pipelines, so just like electricity, sustainably collected natural gas is injected into the system to balance your consumption. Bullfrog Power is audited annually to confirm that as much green electricity (or gas) has been injected onto the energy system as their custom...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...gas furnace may last anywhere from 15 to 30 years, but the average life expectancy is 20 years. Also, choosing to add gas to a home means adding additional energy infrastructure, and with that comes additional cost. The question then turns to the fuel source. What will it cost to heat with natural gas in the future? ...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...natural gas and propane, wood and other bio-fuels, then moving on to the various forms of renewable energy, each of which has a negative footprint of some kind. As an example - solar panels need to be fabricated using metal, plastics and certain rare earth metals that are in dwindling supply. Windmills have a similar...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...renewable construction materials in the building such as cement, steel and aluminum. CIRS interior © Don Erhardt Quick facts about CIRS: Natural lighting: CIRS’ U-shape design maximizes natural daylight and fresh air for inhabitants, who control their environment (light levels, temperatu...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...natural gas, which currently is the heat source for 76% of Ontario homes. The approach is intended to facilitate a smooth transition to greener technologies, not slam one door shut before others are opened. The five-year Action Plan is based on the 2015 Ontario Strategy on Climate Change. In May 2016, Ontario passed ...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...renewable energy options all the more difficult. In the last several years, the Ontario government has made it one of their priorities to encourage the green tech industry in Ontario and the development of renewable energy projects across the province. As part of this initiative, they have developed a program which...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...natural building materials: Wood is a natural and renewable material that is a staple of green home construction, but wood is not the only bio-based material you can find. There are other natural building products that we’ve used in other demo houses, or that we’ve recently seen arrive on the market, such as building...

Alternative wall coverings to drywall
Walls and Roofs

The best alternatives to drywall for finishing interior walls

...gases in industrial chimneys. There are many advantages to choosing synthetic drywall; namely, anytime we use recycled and reclaimed raw materials we preserve natural resources and natural habitat destruction. In the case of recycled gypsum board, along with redirecting an endless supply of waste away from landfills, i...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...natural resources and releases less contaminants into the air and water than metal or concrete. The impact of concrete and steel compared to wood: Environmental impact compared to wood: Embodied energy Climate impact Negative impact on air quality Negative impact on water Ressources consumed by weig...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...gases generated overall. This role is being acknowledged internationally at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 meetings in Paris on Dec. 3, when leaders will, for the first time, dedicate an entire day to addressing how countries can work to reduce the carbon footprint of their buildings. “This has been a strong ...