Technology / Guides

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 ...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...technology. You won’t win any races, and you won’t do great climbing a mountain on it but you will get around town with way less effort than a pedal-power only ...

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...

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 ...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...technology has greatly advanced since then). Further to that, while we offer full kudos for the collection and use of rainwater, the concrete tank along with ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...technology and dropping prices, I can already see the day arriving, perhaps 15 or 20 years down the road, when it may be possible for us, and off-grid homes in ...

How to Choose between an HRV and ERV system
HRV and ERV

Choosing between an HRV and an ERV

...technology will be developed, but no such commercially available system exists yet. Therefore, our best option at present is to err on the side of safety, and...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

One of the biggest drawbacks to renewable energies like wind and solar, is that it is unpredictable. This presents a challenge to grid operators, as they strug...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...technology originated there but its value ended there as well and NASA was not involved in any way with paint products in the residential housing market. im...