TODAY is the first day of the BC Home & Garden Show and this year promises to be one of the best years for star power on the HGTV Main Stage.
B.C. Hydro is partnering with Ladner and Tsawwassen retailers to offer incentives for the purchase of energy-efficient products during October, Power Smart Month.
BC Hydro is encouraging people to get smart with power.
Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? Are you trying to make healthy living choices for you and your family? Are you eating a balanced diet? Are you getting enough exercise?
Planning a vacation this summer or even a small getaway trip over a long weekend?
With interest rates at all time lows, and given the compelling and encouraging trend toward energy efficiency and green products in the new homebuilding market, there really has never been a better time to buy a brand new home.
(NC)-While many of us long for the hot days of summer, we don't look forward to the high electricity bill that comes with increased use of air conditioning. Here are a few things you can do to keep those air conditioning costs under control:
Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle and make better choices for you and your family?
- Keep your blinds closed and the heat out. Using window blinds or shades can block up to 65% of the heat that would otherwise come in through your windows.
Today, many Canadians are buying, renovating, and building homes that take their family's health and comfort into consideration. For example, with initiatives like the R-2000 Standard and ENERGY STAR for New Homes, you can work with your builder to incorporate energy efficiency upgrades into your home before it's built, to ensure that the upgrades you choose reflect your family's lifestyle.
Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle and make better choices for you and your family? Are you eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise? Even with our increased awareness of healthier living, it can be difficult to always make the best and most efficient choices.
A Langley golf course has gone through a program to help it cut costs and carbon emissions at the same time.
- Electronic devices continue to consume "phantom" or standby power even when not being used, adding five to 10 per cent to your energy bill. Culprits include televisions and home theatre systems, computers (including monitors and printers), cellphone and other chargers and game consoles.
Yes, little things do add up to big things when it comes to energy conservation. Here are some little energy-saving tips.
January is done - and with it may go all those good intentions to make positive changes this year.
I f you're using lights to decorate during the holiday season, make the switch to LED (light emitting diode) holiday lights. LEDs have been rapidly improving in quality and efficiency. They are now the norm in bicycle lights, many new flashlights, and holiday string lights. LEDs have a long life (30,000 to 50,000 hours), and, unlike CFLs and other fluorescents, they don't use mercury vapour.
"Public institutions such as schools and hospitals spent $18.2 million last year buying carbon offsets to compensate for greenhouse gas emissions - money that subsidized energy efficiency programs of big industry rather than being reinvested in energy projects within the public sector."
Purchasing a home involves making many decisions. How many bedrooms do you need? What neighbourhood do you want to live in? Should it be previously owned, brand new or custom-built?