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When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...replaced again. Members get great Discounts - sign up today... When to replace windows: If your windows are extremely damaged by water infiltration you have a strong case for replacement. Letting rot go unchecked in your house will just lead to further problems. More than just the loss of heat, money and comf...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...Replacement Windows and doors Replace your windows or glass doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 Smart Thermostats Add a smart thermostat to help improve your comfort and save money on your energy bill (must be combined with another retrofit) Maximum Grant Amount...

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.

Hydroelectric power generation is definitely renewable but not always 'green' when you consider all the side effects, especially when it comes to large hydroelectric dams. In the quest to find alternative power sources to replace fossil fuels, the energy that can be harnessed from moving water is leading to some impre...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...replace it on occasion before it goes stale. Storing it in clean glass water jugs will keep it tasteless compared to stainless steel or plastic. Canned goods and many dried foods have long shelf lives but, like your water, put them into circulation for meals once in a while and replace them with newer items. This wil...

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

...replace windows and when to repair them You may be recommended to replace your windows for example , which can eat up that 40K pretty quickly, so first read here about when to replace old windows when renovating , and when then can just be repaired. A large percentage of heat loss from a home is due to air leakage ...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...replace incandescent and halogen bulbs with LED bulbs ; replace any old and inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR certified appliances ; install low-flow shower heads and faucets that will reduce the demand on electric water heaters ; if you heat with electricity, have a home energy audit done and perform neces...

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...replace them an easy 4 or 5 times over the lifespan of a building. An important part of any roof assembly is that it manages moisture properly. Read here about why roofs need to be ventilated and how to ventilate a roof properly. Watch the video covering Green Roof insulation with mineral wool here

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...replace a waterline, you simply pull the PEX out of the conduit and replace it. An additional feature I once saw that made a lot of sense was a second backup well-line run inside a weeping tile under the slab from the well head to the mechanical room. So, if for any reason the well line leaked, you would have a back up...

Repainting and refinishing brick facades
Exterior cladding

All about painting brick, is it a good idea and what paint to use?

...replace old Windows when Renovating or How to install siding so walls can dry , visit the Green home building guide pages at Ecohome.net, North America's trusted green building website .

$40k Interest-Free Loans for Green Home Renos, How to Apply Canada 2021
Grants and incentives

Greener Homes interest-free loan scheme 2021 Canada - the ultimate guide

...replace old windows in a house, and you may only save 5k in energy over the life of the house, so don’t jump into that one too quick either. See here about when to replace windows and when to repair them , and if you're getting condensation streaming down windows, here's how to fix that . Moving now to the option of ...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...replace a waterline, you simply pull the PEX out of the conduit and replace it. An additional feature I once saw that made a lot of sense was a second backup well-line run inside a weeping tile under the slab from the well head to the mechanical room. So, if for any reason the well line leaked, you would have a back up...