Category: 2017 Smart Home Series



Energy profile for a 1956 home

183. EnerGuide: How does your home rate?

Learn all about the new EnerGuide for homes label and how an assessment can help you reduce energy use in your home, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

Hi David, It was my privilege listening to your presentation at the AAA 2017 DP day. As I have discussed with you after your presentation, Please kindly provide the following information. (1) Calgary Siding contactor (Reduced energy by 85%) after renovating his house. Please send me the contact information (Telephone/ Email/ Location of the place). (2) You have mentioned there is one Net Zero town house complex (30,000 units) in Edmonton. Please kindly send me the details. (3) Land mark homes details. I would appreciate your early response.

182. Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for the Home

Green Energy Futures presents the Top 10 Energy Efficiency Tips for your home. We tag along with an EnerGuide for homes auditor and together create the ultimate list of things you can do to dramatically reduce energy use in your home.

The energy detective

181. The Energy Detective

When Ron Kube discovered his home was using nearly twice as much energy as the average home the energy detective was born. We can all learn from Ron’s journey that led to him reducing electricity use in his home by more than half–through measures so simple they are clichés.

The Kube's 9 kilowatt solar system

180. Solar 101 – everything you need to know

Producing your own solar electricity, it’s a cool idea right? But when is the right time to go solar? We talk to Ron Kube, who installed solar on his home and Clifton Lofthaug of Great Canadian Solar about everything you need to know before going solar.

IPCC Cities conference in Edmonton

179. Cities are source and may hold solutions to climate change

Edmonton is getting set to host the first international conference on Cities and Climate Change Science. We talk to Seth Schultz from C40 about Edmonton, climate change and the action thats required. Schultz is an organizer and director with a global organization of 90 megacities helping mayors and cities taken action on climate change.

Net-zero reno

178. Renovating your home to net-zero

SMART HOMES PART 2 – Have you ever dreamed of living in a net-zero home? According to Peter Darlington, that dream may be closer than you think. In fact, you might already be living in your future net-zero home. We present Peter’s four steps to making your home net-zero.

Getting in hot water efficiently

177. Water Heaters 101: Getting yourself in hot water

SMART HOMES PART 1 – Is your water heater kaput? Want to discover the best option for high efficiency water heaters? Look no further! We check out tankless, electric heat pump and power vented conventional high efficiency water heaters. Is one of them right for you? Read on and find out.

Peter Simons, CEO of Simons

176. New Simons has largest solar system in Edmonton

The new Londonderry Simons in Edmonton, Alberta has a 636 kilowatt solar system, the largest in the city and three solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations including one level three charger capable of charging EVs in under 30 minutes.