Technology / Guides

Net Zero Energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Technology in the Three Belgravia Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstr...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...technology to ensure a reasonable return on the investment. Eligibility Prices and Project types for the microFIT program: Renewable Technology ...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

...technology available to beekeepers everywhere. With an Indiegogo launch aimed for Feb. 22nd, the apiarists plan to begin the manufacturing and distribution proc...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...technology are making the possibility of working from home a viable alternative to schlepping ourselves to the office. When we consider eliminating the daily ...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...technology problem to have an integrated solar cell with a roof tile, have it look good, and last for 30 years.” As for cost, Musk went on to say: “I am very ...

Comparing ground source and air source heat pumps
Heating and cooling

Heat Pumps: Ground source geothermal GSHP or air source ASHP, which one is best for heating a home?

...technology is evolving rapidly, causing energy-savvy builders to take notice as the technology improves and the prices come down. If you are unfamiliar with how...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...technology development informed his approach to product design, with a particular focus on taking responsibility for the lifecycle of materials. This meant subs...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

New technology combines solar power generation & battery free power storage The forever-changing landscape of the green home building industry sees ideas com...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...technology in their back pocket. Smart thermostats: In the average home, the inclusion of intelligent thermostats could mean a savings of 10 to 20% on your ...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...technology . While that is an encouraging number, it is only a fraction of the 5500 concrete plants estimated to be in operation in the US alone - so if you're ...

Gas powered tankless water heaters
Plumbing and water heaters

Are tankless water heaters good?

...technology is not as suitable for Canada’s colder climate, as the power that is necessary for the instantaneous heating of water (which is close to zero degrees...