Sunday 29 September 2013
It was great to see so many interested folks out for Envirocentre's second green home tour! I was on Garland Avenue showing people an innovative infill development with a number of green features, while my wife toured people through the eight years of energy retrofits at our Hintonburg home. It was a great afternoon of questions and discussion. I'd be happy to chat further about your real estate and retrofit questions - please get in touch!
Monday 23 September 2013
The Green Homes Showcase will be opening the doors of unique “green” Ottawa homes to the public. The event is on Saturday September 28th, 2013 from 12 to 4 PM at exclusive locations all across Ottawa. The ten featured homes highlight the latest green technologies and upgrades to increase home comfort and durability, sustainability and resale value.
ü Passive solar design
ü Solar heated pools
ü Geothermal systems
ü Sustainable flooring, cabinets, and countertops
ü Solar blinds and screens
ü LED lighting
ü Insulation and air sealing
ü Fibreglass windows
ü HRVs and tankless water heaters
Sunday 15 September 2013
I am excited be taking part in a green homes showcase of new and renovated green homes in Ottawa on Saturday September 28th organized by the Envirocentre. More information here!
Saturday 14 September 2013
September 16-22nd is Sustainable Transportation Week. Coordinated by EnviroCentre in partnership with the City of Ottawa and Vivre en Ville in Gatineau, the goal of STW is to encourage residents of the National Capital Region to walk, cycle, take transit, and carpool instead of driving alone.
There are many benefits of sustainable transportation: saving time and money, getting exercise as part of your daily routine, and exploring new neighbourhoods. For more information, check out this link.
Friday 13 September 2013
There are some interesting opportunities to learn more about local sustainability projects tomorrow through a self-guided tour, organized by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative. There is more information on the various locations in the city available at here.