Sunday, 25 November 2012

Green and clean!

It's always great to be reminded of non-toxic cleaning options for home or work. These make sense not just from an environmental perspective but human health, particularly children, is an important consideration. Here's a recent article on green cleaning DIY options from the Ottawa Citizen



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Building awards and green trends

October was a busy month for Ottawa eco activities! I plan to post soon on the green home reno tour organized by the Envirocentre.  Meanwhile, I wanted to share this article from the Ottawa Citizen on the recent housing awards and some of the trends and challenges in green building in Ottawa. The article notes that homes have already seen massive efficiency increases even without being labelled "green". A new R-2000 home uses about 90-per-cent less energy than a standard home built in the 1970s.