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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Water efficiency
Plumbing and water heaters

How to save money on your hot water bills!

...car with black leather seats in the summer, you already understand solar heat collection. The amount of heat that can be generated by the most rudimentary solar collection system is astounding. Check out our DIY solar shower , or if you have acess to a load of sheep manure, the composting hot water heater and hot tub i...

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 ...

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...

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

...carpooling Check with neighbors on local ride sharing boards to see if someone nearby takes the same route as you that you can carpool with. Even this will probably be slow to start at first (and your neighbor may want to spray you with alcohol before you get into their car), but it will for sure gain in popularity a...

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" ...