carbon footprint / Guides

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

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...carbon footprint, and even a list of your most energy-consuming appliances or devices. It can also help you set monthly budgets and goals for energy consumption and send you notices of issues that need to be addressed. Examples of messages that will be sent to you: A defrosting coil in your refrigerator seems to ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Straw does that two ways - by being a very energy-efficient wall, and secondly, its raw materials act as carbon storage. Homes built from Straw Bale Sips are straight, solid and beautiful Lastly, this generation is seeing a disturbing trend towards more re...

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...carbon footprint and aid in mitigating climate change. Low-emission commuting choices Guides for green lifestyle and environment choices Free online tool for calculating the carbon footprint of buildings Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Memb...

Natural Gas is being phased out - why & when?
Heating with gas and oil

Why Natural Gas is Being Phased Out of New Home Construction (and When?)

...carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and contributes to the warming of the planet. The carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas are lower than with oil or coal, but there are other emissions to be concerned about. Burning natural gas also emits carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), al...

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater
Plumbing and water heaters

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

...carbon footprint when combined with a clean source of interior air, like an air source heat pump. Now you know about efficient residential heat pumps, learn more about home heating and energy efficiency solutions in the following pages and in the EcoHome Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Desi...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...carbon footprint. Here are some questions to ask that can help you determine the true ecological cost of an item: Where was it made? There are a lot of reasons to question where a product originated. Transportation for example, will greatly increase the carbon footprint of any item. On top of that, working conditions...

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - How to apply fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

Canada Greener Homes Grant 2021 - the "how to apply" guide - step by step

...carbon footprint Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 Installing Photovoltaic Solar Panels Install photovoltaic solar panels to convert sunlight energy into electricity. Maximum Grant Amount: Up to $5,000 Adding Resiliency measures Incentives to protect your home and your family from environmental dam...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...carbon footprint by as much as 90% Chosen EV Charger Brand : Rematek energy charging station for electric vehicles Wastewater treatment / Septic system The EnviroSeptic Enhanced and Certified Wastewater Treatment System Does not generate filter media or other substrate in the maintenance of waste No pumping...

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

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...carbon footprint of eco homes & sustainable construction ... Find more pages about sustainable and resilient green building techniques here : Off Grid and Zero Energy Homes Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate The Azelio website Resilient design features for new home constru...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...carbon footprint as a wood burner: Heating with wood does not instantly make you an enviro-villain unless you live on an island with one remaining tree. Wood is a renewable resource and fairly abundant in most areas, certainly for rural wood burners. Trees absorb carbon as they grow and they release it when they de...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...carbon footprint and embodied energy of metal is far worse than that of wood . From a green building materials standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and applied to a use that only metal can fill. 3. Strength: A metal contai...