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Waste Reduction!
When building, measure and calculate at least two times to eliminate anyleft-over materials. Order lengths and sizes that suit the project so that very little ends upin the scrap heap. Do your homework on local green materials for all your projects. If Read More...
Green Building Products.
Many building products on the market claim to be green materials, butdon't live up to their claims. Read carefully and don't be afraid to askquestions. Try to choose products that contain recycled material. They notonly reduce the strain on landfills Read More...
Cowichan River.
The Cowichan River is the connection from Lake Cowichan to the rest of the Valley, it drops down approx. 400 feet from the mouth of the Lake down to the Strait of Georgia through forests of Cedar and Douglas Fir, enjoying Canada's only Mediterranean Read More...
Green Trends In Houses 2
Indoor Air Quality You really can't control the quality of the air you breathe outside, but you can improve your indoor air quality. Allergy sufferers especially will benefit from these tips. Of course, eliminate indoor smoking, that's a no-brainer, Read More...
Green Trends In Houses
With all the interest in keeping our planet green, we have been looking for "win/win" building products and designs for homes. LOW-E WINDOWS If more winter indoor warmth and less summer warmth, along with a smaller energy bill interest you, Read More...
Tips for a Green Christmas: How to save the planet and celebrate the season
With so much added waste floating around at the Christmas season it can be difficult to celebrate the holidays with an environmentally friendly edge. Here are the top tips for caring for the environment while you enjoy the holidays: Don’t give gifts. Read More...
Geothermal Heating Systems
Technology Snapshot & Benefits: Geothermal heating systems, also known as geo-exchange, ground source pumps, or earth-coupled pumps, take advantage of the earth's nearly constant temperature (45-75 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on latitude) to Read More...
Your own private Eco System
The relationship of one component in your house hinges on the other components in the same system. The construction, the heating and cooling systems, the sun, the time of year, the behavior of the people living in each house all work together to create Read More...
2010 Housing Market Outlook Report
RE/MAX of Western Canada, in conjunction with RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic and RE/MAX Quebec, issued the 2010 Housing Market Outlook Report, Thursday, December 03, 2009 via a national newswire service targeting all daily newspapers, radio and television stations. Read More...
Cowichan Lake's Eco Broker
I have just received my Eco Broker Designation for Real Estate and as I contemplate what that means and how to go about making use of it I must start with myself and my everyday habits. Some I am good with and some have been a dismal failure. For example Read More...