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LED Lighting

Jun 20, 2011

In this expert series, Rodney Carter, President of Suncap Energy teaches us about LED Lighting. Homeowners have different needs when it comes to lighting. If they have high ceilings, replacing lightbulbs may not be something they want to do on a regular basis. LED lights may be a good solution for both homes and businesses. In addition to saving money on electrical costs, LED lights will last longer, reduce green house gas emissions because less electricity is needed, and there is less waste going to the landfill.

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Sustainably Beautiful Interiors

Jun 15, 2011

Jacqueline Nuesch from Sew Chic Eco-Decor leads this expert series on eco-friendly interior design. For the eco-conscious consumer, furnishing a home can be a big challenge and there are many things to consider when looking for items. How do furnishings, flooring, window coverings and paint affect the health of the occupants? How does the manufacturing process affect the health of the people making them? Is it sustainable for our local economy or global economy? Does the price fit with the budget of the home owner? What does it take out of the environment to produce? How do those products get recycled and biodegrade following their use?

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Electric Vehicles

Jun 14, 2011

Everyone remembers their first car. For Brent Veitch from Rock Paper Sun, it was a 1975 Mercury Bobcat. This car was Detroit’s response to the rising cost of oil back in the 1970s and was one of the first compact cars made by Ford for the American market. Brent also owned a 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass which was twice as big as his first car. Recently he replaced his Cheverolet Cavalier with a Toyota Prius and he is planning to convert it to a plug-in Prius so that he can recharge it by solar.

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No VOC Paints

Jun 13, 2011

Brandy and Jolene from Blended Jive Paint and Decor facilitate this expert series session on no VOC paints.

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Rainwater Harvesting in Saskatchewan

Jun 13, 2011

In this expert series, Larry Morrison from Clean-flo Rainwater Management talks about rainwater capture and how to use rainwater safely.

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Net zero means that a home has an annual net energy consumption of zero; it uses the same amount of energy as it generates. Energy consumption is based on heating and cooling a home, heating water, and operating the home's lights, appliances, and mechanical devices.

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