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The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...car and parts he pulled out of wrecked Telsa and Chevy EVs. So we figured he was the guy we should speak with to learn the general pros and cons of EVs over gas-powered cars. Chris Tapp's 'homemade' electric car built with 2 Tesla motors and 2 Chevy volt Batteries © Tapp Auto Thanks for taking the time with u...

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

...car without any home modifications, but trickle charging an EV like that can take up to 48 hours to complete a full charge, so depending your needs you may wish to install a level 2 home EV charging station. Public charging stations are becoming increasingly accessible as electric cars become more common, and they ar...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...without a car. One of the nice things about living in the city is public transportation and proximity to services, which makes it possible to live without a car. Or at the very least, it can reduce the amount of driving you have to do. When choosing a place to live, check the walking distances from buses or subway ...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...car charging station. Its 9744Wh battery is powered by a 750W silent wind turbine and 600W solar outputs that enable it to operate completely off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunlight or wind. The structure’s rounded shape also helps to easily ...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...car without a problem so you can refresh your emergency container. Please keep in mind though, cities have less power outages than rural areas and we are not recommending that every home and condo owner run out and purchase a generator, nor are we suggesting you stockpile ammo for an impending zombie apocalypse. This...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...car starting and stopping at series of red lights compared to a car that gets all the green lights and goes further at cruising speed - which one uses more gas? And who has the more enjoyable ride? Exactly. Appliances and electrical: Don't underestimate the amount of energy that will be consumed by appliances, elec...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...carbons (HCFCs) Lead (added) Mercury Petrochemical Fertilizers and Pesticides Phthalates Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Wood treatments containing Creosote, Arsenic or Pentachlorophenol 12) Embodied carbon footprint: The project must account for the total footprint of embodied carbon (tCO2e) from its constr...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...cars on our roads. Even then, there are just too many people whose lifestyles and businesses can't function without a personal vehicle. Tesla EV super charger station in Montreal © Ecohome Electric vehicles (EVs) leave us with better air quality, they are relatively inexpensive to operate and prices continue to...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...Without mincing words, my first thought is – you’ve got to be joking. Anyone who builds and lives in a tiny house, and wants a greenhouse for growing their own food is likely to be someone who leans towards wanting a green lifestyle; but this sure ain't it. Without a doubt this is super cute, and a real head turner, ...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...Without a bedroom or bathroom per se, but equipped with a hot tub and chairlift, this gorgeous Tiny House is most perfectly situated in the heart of the Sierras. © Mike Basich Basich began his career as one of the pioneers of snowboarding. Once embroiled in competitions, he lived a very "big" ...

Real estate

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

...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 electric car someday, so a house that is already set up is a nice bonus. Electric cars...