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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Energy website is championed by Lumos Energy, Clean Energy Advisor and Mentor to Indigenous communities across Canada. Lumos Energy brings extensive experience ...

the installation of a LucidPipe power generator via Lucid Energy
Micro-hydroelectric

Portland, Oregon will Soon Generate Hydroelectric Power in Water Pipes Under City Streets.

...energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impressive technological advances. The latest is from Lucid Energy, which has developed a ...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...energy balance must be calculated; it assumes a 60 year operational phase and specifies that the project's energy production must come from renewable sources lo...

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?

...energy efficiency and decentralising power generation is something we can do to reduce our personal energy consumption and carbon footprint. Theoretically then ...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...renewable energy is desirable, manageable, and applicable for both residential and industrial areas throughout Canada. The CanmetENERGY program, funded and ru...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...renewable energy, that will only increase, making your car a little greener with every windmill that goes up. As resources become more scarce they become more...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...Renewable energy and energy conservation: Other money-saving tips for a green home: Geothermal Heating: Geothermal heating and cooling makes great use of fr...

Photovoltaic solar panels
Renewable energy

Solar heating and energy generation

...renewable energy production essentially a noble, yet unprofitable undertaking for homeowners. Regardless of financial returns though, any home renewable energ...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...renewable resources. In many cases, that will reduce the embodied energy of a material and give it additional credibility in the green building world. For examp...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...energy than modelling predicted. With an average annual heating bill of about $500 in one of the coldest parts of our country, heating costs are approximately 7...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food produc...