Stories Tagged - energy efficiency
June 25, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
April 20, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Jayman's new net-zero homes make energy-efficient design more familiar and accessible for Calgary homebuyers
Jayman Built recently unveiled its Quantum Performance Ultra E-Home upgrade, which results in a home designed and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.
Dec. 22, 2020 | Josh Skapin
Depending on the home's degree of energy efficiency, up to a quarter of a borrower's premium can be covered by a rebate through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) Green Home program.
Oct. 19, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl
With winter knocking on the door, it's a good time to decide if your home could benefit from some improved insulation.
April 03, 2020 | Natalie Noble
Oct. 23, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
Dec. 16, 2016 | Miles Durie
If you've been paying attention, you're aware that, starting Jan. 1, we'll be paying $1.01 more per gigajoule for natural gas to heat our homes and a few extra cents a litre to fuel our cars.
It's the provincial carbon levy, and it's inevitable.
If you're like me, you want to know what the government is going to do with the revenue.
For starters, it's setting up an agency whose goal is to reduce our utility bills, decrease emissions and save energy in general.
Nov. 15, 2016 | Marty Hope
Once homesteading land for the D'Arcy and Wedderburn families, two historically significant properties in north Okotoks are to be redeveloped for a new generation of families.
United Communities has purchased approximately 178 hectares of farmland on both sides of Northridge Drive as sites for a pair of mixed use communities — simply to be called D'Arcy and Wedderburn.
April 21, 2016 | Barb Livingstone
A net-zero home may soon become the Tesla of modern homebuilding.
Avalon Master Builder president Ryan Scott – whose company, in 2008, built its first of three net-zero houses in partnership with SAIT – said while consumer demand for green housing technologies is growing, there is still a ways to go before they become mainstream, given the added price tag.
"A certain number of people will put their money where their mouth is and buy a net-zero home (homes that produce as much energy as they use), just as they do for a Tesla (electric car that used to start at about $75,000 US)."
April 21, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger
No one can accuse Chris Stevenson of being all talk and no action when it comes to living green. The 51-year-old Calgarian is walking the walk when it comes to reducing his carbon footprint.
So much so he built his own net-zero home – that is, one that generates as much energy from renewables, such as solar panels, as it consumes.
"I like to do things right, and I'm cheap: I didn't want to be paying a lot for utilities," joked Stevenson, who, until recently, made a living investing in real estate.