Passive housing

The term “passive house” refers to a standard for building construction that results in ultra-low energy buildings which require little energy for space heating and cooling.  In other words, buildings whose ecological footprints are greatly reduced.  Passive house construction is rapidly gaining popularity here in North America and will undoubtedly play an important role in future construction trends. There is a very interesting article on award-winning passive homes in Fine Homebuilding, April 25, 2013.  To read the article, click here.

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Home Energy Savings

Click for more infoWe can save money and save the Earth by cutting back on our energy consumption.  The 10th edition of the Consumer guide to home energy savings by Jennifer Thorne Amann gives readers some very helpful ideas on how to do so.  This book, recommended by Mother Earth News, is a must-read.

Energy Efficiency

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Now that the cold days of winter are fast approaching, saving energy is on everyone’s minds.

For some good tips on saving energy in our homes, click on the following links:

Hydro Québec
Natural Resources Canada
Ressources naturelles Québec:

And when warming up your cars remember to reduce your warm-up idling because it’s harmful to us and to the environment. Click here for more information.

Think Green even when it’s white outside!