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Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...review, and this is what we found... Who are Tru-Earth then? But first, the background. Tru-Earth is a company based in British Columbia, Canada , started by 3 like-minded and family-orientated entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to make a difference and do good business with a product that worked well. The easies...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...reviewers think, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the different options & how they work Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor T esla solar pan...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

Prefab LEED Platinum House Kit, Montreal Ellen and Roman Szumski earned LEED® Platinum certification for their home in Labelle, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec and EcoHome took a look. LEED is a point-based green building rating system, so we must emphasize the exceptional performance of this house modeled by ...

Detergent-free eco friendly Laundry balls
Cleaning and maintenance

Do Laundry balls work?

...reviewed here , and since we are forever on the search for non-toxic home cleaning products , I decided to give wash balls a try. “Laundry wash balls wash clothes well and save money” – do they? The brand I purchased (which shall remain nameless) promises first of all, laundry cleaned without harsh detergents and p...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

Why suspended-film insulating glass windows may be a game-changer Suspended-film insulating glass windows are an intelligent way to make windows super high-performance with insulating properties up to R-17, without adding too much weight for window frames to cope with . Since air is an insulator, trapping it (or gas...

LEED for Homes Checklist
LEED Homes

The LEED for Homes Checklist

...Review audits / inspections on site Download LEED for Homes checklist

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...review. CaGBC will continue to provide certification reviews to ensure an appreciation and understanding of the unique Canadian context. We will continue to provide local support for any questions and issues that may arise during the design, construction, and certification of projects. The CaGBC is committed to off...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...review of a particular brand before you stick it in your Amazon or Ebay shopping cart. For an accurate visual comparison between the old world and the new, we found this great video at Super Bright LEDs that shows the incredible likeness between modern LEDs and traditional looking filament bulbs. The company sells fi...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...review: DOW Powerhouse solar shingles from RGS Energy After a short stint in the market, Dow Chemical Powerhouse shingles folded up their tent, but made a recent comeback under a new license holder; RGS Energy. The Dow Powerhouse design was a thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), but the new 3.0 vers...

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...review of the Conservation House by its designer, Harold Orr , how to get a home Passive House Certified , and all about Passive solar home design in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages.