What to look for in an Electric car / Guides

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...and easier transition in the future where you can also add solar photovoltaic panels or roofs and battery storage. Switching from gas to electric cars Personal vehicle use is the single greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions , and we only need to look as far as the automobile industry to see what is in st...

How to choose the best home EV charger or EVSE?
Lifestyle, location and commuting

EV home charging stations & How to decide which is the best EVSE for you

...ing to want to install a good one at home. To be clear, it’s a bit misleading to say we’re providing guidance about how to choose EV chargers because we’re really talking about is choosing and buying the best EVSE - which is essential for safely connecting an electric car to a 240-volt source of electricity. And to...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...to look for when choosing windows. But - don't be sold into replacing all your windows without first reading our page about when to repair windows and when to replace them . Garages: If your house has a garage, consider adding an electric vehicle (EV) charging terminal - I think most of us sense that we will be in an...

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?

...an example of what is possible when you design for optimum energy efficiency from the beginning, as it only consumes about $600 a year in total energy - that includes all the electricity for lighting, heating, cooking, bathing, and even charging an electric car for an extended daily commute. And if you’re into the la...

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...to plug a swanky car into, let’s look at other more affordable yet cool ways to get around town for that daily commute ! Cycling to work is one option Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately one billion worldwide and they are the principal means of transportation in many parts of t...

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

Why you should get an E-bike now

...ing Ebikes can add a bit of convenience both for home and storage if you use it for commuting to work. You'll also have a way better time getting them into the trunk of your car. The Aostirmotor Folding Electric Bike 20 inch Fat Tire Electric Bicycle with 500W Motor and 36V 13AH Removable Lithium Battery for Adults loo...

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

...inhabited by the Anasazi between 600 to 1300, and took advantage of a rock overhang to employ the basic principles of passive heating and cooling. It is exposed to the sun in winter and shaded in the summer. Image via nationalparks.org In reviving the ancient building technique of passive heating and cooling, th...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

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

...anel shingle installations going in 8 states so far - with what's becoming competitive pricing. If news of these PV roof shingles is also news to you, check out our Tesla solar roof review from when it was first announced in 2016. What was missing back then was the pricing, as well as any inkling of a timeline for wh...

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

...An instant advantage with BIPV over existing rooftop solar panels, is that you don’t need to remove roof coverings in order to replace them, since BIPVs themselves offer weather proofing. That alone is a significant improvement over PV panels that always have a tendency to look like an add-on. Roof top solar panel ...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...to zap particles with an electric charge. There is insufficient evidence that this works sufficiently for us to want to endorse them in any way. They do have a reputation for leaving a sooty mess on surrounding surfaces if that's your thing. How to find the best home air filter Don’t spin yourself into a knot readi...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...for waste are holding tanks and composting toilets. Both require maintenance and neither comes cheap. The options for potable water are rainwater storage and treatment or filling up somewhere, also costly or a hassle. The options for power are installing solar panels and batteries or finding a place to plug in, like an...