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The Latest Green Energy Technologies

Here are some of the cool new technologies I have come across that are available to save money and energy while helping reduce our impact on the planet. I like to keep informed of what is available and I hope you find this of interest as well. Daylighting, Using the sun for indoor light The LightCatcher is a polycarbonate [...]

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Off Grid Street Lights – Easy as 1-2-3! Just Add Sun

We were recently awarded the contract to install an Off Grid Street Lighting system for a local college to be used as an outdoor lab for their students in the Engineering Department. Due to the many advantages of these light poles we are seeing more and more of them being installed by municipalities and commercial and industrial clients and [...]

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New and Updated Green Energy Technologies You Should Check Out!

Solar Shingles Solar shingles are a type of Building Integrated Photo Voltaic (BIPV) solar panels. They have been around for some time but have always been too pricey and difficult to install. That is all changing now with the DOW Powerhouse line of solar shingles. These shingles have been developed by Dow Building Solutions in the USA. Dow is [...]

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LED Lighting- More than just energy savings.

Light Levels and Colour Temperature Affect Mood and Concentration Recent studies by the U.S. Department of Energy and Phillips (one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world) have shown that our bodies react to the intensity and colour temperature, CCT (or K value) of the light we are exposed to. The very technical term for this is intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion [...]

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How Solar Energy Helps the Environment

It has long been known that solar energy is beneficial to the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases, effectively slowing down or preventing global warming. Carbon dioxide (CO2) controls the Earths temperature. Our ever increasing use of fossil fuels has lead to a large increase in the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere, which has heated the [...]

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How Much Does it Cost to Power a Lightbulb for a Year?

Most of us leave lights on in our house at times when we aren’t even using them and never really think of the impact that it has on our bank account or our planet. Because of this, we decided to create an infographic showing how much it would cost to power a 100-watt lightbulb for an entire year. For [...]

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A Look at Locally Sourced Sustainable Energy

The local food movement has been around for some time and is gaining popularity. There are many benefits and no real downside. Ontario offers numerous farmers who provide their local areas with; fresh produce, honey, dairy and meat. Supporting local businesses not only grows the local economy, it is highly beneficial to the health of our planet. If our [...]

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An Introduction to the Passive Solar Home

The term passive solar refers to controlling the thermal (heat) energy the sun exerts on our homes and buildings every day of the year. Basically, it is the process of capturing this free heat energy in the cold months, and deflecting it in the warm months. Your cat or dog knows how to take advantage of passive solar. In [...]

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4 Reasons Why People Do/Don’t Install Solar Panels, Which Side Are You On?

4 Reasons For/Against Solar Panel Installation Let's be honest, solar isn’t for everyone. For some people its too high of an initial investment to realize the long-term benefits, while for others it just makes too much sense to enjoy energy independence while saving money and the environment. Everyone has their reasons, so we put together an infographic showing the [...]

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Switching to LED Lighting – Economical and Environmental Advantages

Switching to LED Lighting Helps Reduce Environmental Impact As a society, we already practice of a lot of things to help preserve the environment and reduce our impact. Switching to LED lighting is another great way to reduce environmental impact and save you money. Switching to LED lights over the next two decades would save North Americans over $250 [...]

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