Sunday, 29 September 2013

Green Home Tour - Reflections

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

Green Homes Tour - this Saturday!

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.  

Examples include:

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

Green Homes Tour - September 28th!

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

Sustainable Transportation Week!


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

Ottawa Sustainability Tour activities this Saturday

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