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Easy Tips to Get You to Zero Waste

by Ryan Johnson |March 6, 2019 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

The zero waste lifestyle is the newest trend these days, and has taken the world by storm. It is a lifestyle that leaves no room for waste and brings everything into good use that would otherwise be wasted or thrown out. Therefore, if you are willing to begin the zero waste journey, but don’t know where to start, then you have come to the right place.

Here are some easy zero waste lifestyle tips that will help you take the first steps toward your zero waste journey.

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5 Companies that are Leading the Way in Sustainability Trends

by Ryan Johnson |October 29, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Picture a world free of pollution and toxic waste. We dream of living in a world where energy is safe, clean and accessible to all.

Currently, we utilize the equivalent of 1.5 earths to provide us with the resources we require and soak up our waste. Future scenarios also call for better and improved sustainability trends to make sure we preserve our resources for future generations. But sustainable development essentially involves several stakeholders functioning at different scales; from federal governments to local corporations and small villages.

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Getting the Most out of Your Patio During the Fall

by Ryan Johnson |September 25, 2018 |0 Comments | Habitat Screens, Tips & Tricks | ,

The official start of fall comes with the Autumnal Equinox this year on Saturday the 22nd of September. With this, the world prepares for the winter. The wind chills and the natural world opens up with an array of colors only seen around this time.

As the evenings and nights become cooler, many families tend to try to spend more time on their patio trying to get the most time outdoors before it gets too cold. In this blog post, we’re going to offer some ideas on getting the most out of your patio for the glorious season – Fall.

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Innovative Ways to Integrate Solar Panels into your Home

by Ryan Johnson |September 13, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks |

If you haven’t guessed it as yet, energy efficiency is important to us as a company. It’s become a core value that we, not only want to underscore in the products that we manufacture and sell, but also a narrative that we’d like our customers, and the public, as a whole, to adopt.

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What is the Energy Step Code for British Columbia?

by Ryan Johnson |July 31, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Founded in April 2017, the BC Energy Step Code was implemented to increase energy efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code. This initiative is optional but aspires to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032.

This Energy Step Code is completely voluntary and currently is only on the books for the province of British Columbia. Though this is voluntary, local governments across BC can choose to require or incentivize certain steps of the Step Code through legislation.

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Technologies that can Make your Home more Energy Efficient

by Ryan Johnson |July 24, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks | , , ,

As we grow in technological sophistication, more and more technologies have come to the fore to make your home more energy efficient and minimize your carbon footprint. Besides decreasing your carbon footprint, making your home energy efficient just makes good financial sense – and it helps the environment. We’ve listed below some of the more popular technologies that can make your home more energy efficient.

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10 Items Under $20 To Make Your Summer Home Look Great

by Ryan Johnson |June 26, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Our summer getaways are supposed to be fun sanctuaries that we retreat to once a year to make the most of the summer months. It isn’t uncommon to have your summer home by a lake or in the middle of nowhere to get the feeling of getting away from it all. Choosing where your home is going to be located is important but choosing items that will beautify your home is just as important. Normally, this can be extremely expensive, so we decided to come up with a list of items all under $20 that will make your summer home look fantastic.

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Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada 2018: An Overview

by Ryan Johnson |May 17, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

The theme for 2018’s Emergency Preparedness Week is Be Emergency Ready. Being ready for an emergency is one of the best ways of ensuring your own well-being and the well-being of your family. One of the easiest steps to take to make certain that everyone stays safe is to create a plan of action in advance of an emergency and practice it until everyone knows it so well that they won’t forget a step, even in the midst of the fear and anxiety produced by an actual emergency.

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Green Home Building Design Principles

by Ryan Johnson |January 25, 2018 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks | , , ,

When planning a home remodel or designing a new home, green building principles can conserve resources and save money. Becoming familiar with common green building principles helps you to decide what’s important in home design and plan for energy-efficient home improvements.

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5 Items Under $20 To Help Reduce Household Waste

by Ryan Johnson |December 15, 2017 |0 Comments | Tips & Tricks

Reducing waste is one of the keys to improving the environment. Decreasing the amount of waste produced by humans helps to reduce pollution reducing emissions needed to produce one time products and packaging, it saves much-needed landfill space and reduces energy consumption.

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