Home Improvement

From weekend DIY projects to full-blown retrofitting, our collection of Home Improvement Guides will put you on a path to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

And don’t forget – most eco-friendly retrofit projects will help you save money over the long-term too!

drain

4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

Check out these 4 effective ways you can unclog your drains while using no harsh chemicals.
save water

20 Water-Saving Tips for Your Home

Have you ever had a staggering utility bill? Even if you are not in a drought-stricken area, you must do your part in knowing how to save water and conserving this precious resource. Here...
eco friendly lawn

How to Have a Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Lawn

Here are a few suggestions for taking the strain out of mowing, and producing a lawn to be proud of, with time to enjoy it.
geothermal energy

Getting Started with Geothermal Heating and Cooling in Your Home

Geothermal heating is the process of extracting heat from deep within the ground and distributing it through a duct system as warm air. When used in a home, this technology can help lower electricity...
discreet solar shingles on roof

Discreet Solar Power For Your Roof

New developments in solar shingle technology allow for solar shingles to be produced in nearly any colour or shape, making it nearly impossible to tell the shingles have solar PV technology built into them at all.
install solar panels on house

9 Tips to Make Installing Solar Panels at Home Easier

Installing solar panels for your home is a relatively new and popular kind of home improvement that’s taking North America by storm.Solar panels boost the value of your home, and provide enough savings over...
rooftop solar panels

How to Choose the Right Residential Solar Panel System

Before you decide which home solar power system is right for you, you have to consider your available sunlight, required system size, economics, and the local permits you’ll be required to have. First, you have...
radon home

How To Deal With Radon Exposure In Your Home

We know that the noble quest to green your home can sometimes seem never-ending. And we don’t mean to dump more onto your greening to-do list. But today we’re talking about one really important...
sustainable kitchen

Green-novate Your Kitchen With These 8 Easy Steps

There’s something comforting about doing things in the kitchen.Besides cooking and eating, it is the best place to talk, entertain guests, and even do paper work or your kids’ homework.The kitchen is the heart...
home solar heating

Reduce Your Energy Costs with Home Solar Heating

Every time you open up that bill from the hydro company, or the gas company, or the oil bill, you see the same thing: energy costs just keep going up. Supply and demand dictates...