You might not have thought about it, but if you look around your home and think back to 20 years ago, we have a lot more stuff plugged into our walls than we did then. There are cell phones and Blackberrys, cordless phones, several TVs , at least one or more personal computers, think of the number of iPods your family has, gaming consoles, DVD/VCR players, surround-sound systems, alarm systems, coffee makers with built-in clocks…a lot of these gadgets didn’t even exist 20 years ago.
A modern energy-efficient house design was a key requirement for this new home in Calgary by Alloy Homes. A key challenge was its reverse walkout design.
Energy audits are even more effective with an infrared scanner.
Turning a leaky old Rosedale heritage home into a tightly sealed, comfortable historic home. Energy efficiency will be 50kwh/m2, three times better than current building code.
Sears Canada has a wide variety of energy efficiency products from high efficiency furnaces to tankless hot water heaters and even drainwater heat recovery systems. These products are used in the Healthy Home in Downsview, ON.
The Canadian Federal Government’s ecoEnergy Retrofit grant has been cancelled as of March 31, 2010.
Super efficient and styish Jaga radiators are available in Toronto. Low H2O radiators have lower energy requirements while heating a room more evenly.