A green home may include any number of health-promoting,
energy-saving, environment-preserving features. Here are just
a few of the specific elements you might find in a green home:
•Passive energy conservation design features, such as
overhangs over south- and west-facing windows
•A tankless water heater
•Efficient light fixtures and bulbs and glare-free daylighting
•Dual-flush toilets, low-flow faucets, high-efficiency
irrigation systems and other water conservation features
•Efficient Energy Star-rated appliances
•Solar-powered energy systems and water heaters
•Countertops or carpets made of recycled materials
•Wood floors or cabinets made from trees grown and
harvested in sustainably managed forests
•Efficient air ventilation and purification systems
•Low- or no-VOC paints and finishes
•Fresh-air intakes and fine-particle filters on air conditioners
A S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G F E AT U R E
LITTLE DROPS, BIG RIPPLES: winning water tips
W hen a national survey conducted
by Angus Reid Strategies on
behalf of Purex Natural Elements
laundry detergent showed that 91 per
“Sweeping sidewalks and driveways
instead of hosing them down prevents
soil, grit and debris that has accumulated
and that often contains contaminants
and don't dump art paint down the sink – let
the paint dry in egg carton palettes and reuse it
later. “My students really love to be able to take
the leftover paint home with them,” said Ms.
to share their everyday tips to help protect
this precious resource. We were looking for
suggestions that were easy to do, practical
and that could make a real difference.”
cent of Canadians believe that what you from entering our water system and pol- Sholer. Her students have won a presentation
put down your drain has an impact on our For more tips on how you can help keep
luting our water,” said Anna Given of by Craig or Marc Kielburger, the two Canadian
environment, but that only 57 per cent of our water system clean, or to download
Canadians actually always thought about London, Ontario, the family winner of a brothers that founded the Free The Children
resources for educating students about
it, the company challenged Canadians to new top rated GE energy efficient, front- charity and the Me to We social enterprise.
the connection between what goes down
retrain their brains about what they were loading washing machine and gas dryer. “We were overwhelmed by the number of the drain at home and how it affects our
putting down their drains. Suzanne Sholer, a Grade Two teacher at Mary entries we received from right across the environment, please visit www.purexnat-
More than 81,000 Canadians submitted their Shadd Public School in Scarborough, ON country,” said Roxanne Gregory, brand uralelements.ca.
tips for preserving our water system and a submitted two great tips for her class: don't manager, Henkel Consumer Goods Canada - News Canada
London, Ontario mom and a Scarborough, ON put garbage in open containers so that it does- Inc. “Canada has more lakes than anywhere
teacher are the winners in the national contest. n't blow into storm drains, lakes and streams; else in the world and we wanted Canadians
On The Cover - Eco-Smart Elements
HOW TO BUILD AS GREEN AS CAN BE "Green Living by Design: The Practical Guide for Eco-Friendly
Remodeling and Decorating" (Filipacchi Publishing, 2009)
I n a good or bad economy, one can't go
wrong choosing environmentally
responsible options when building a
home. Sustainable, good quality upgrades
make the house less costly to operate and
these components will ensure and acceler-
ate its value over time. A 'green' home con-
tains energy-efficient heating, cooling,
lighting, water systems, and the building green materials should include low- and zero-
process should begin with concrete, not VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and
wood. Here's a handy checklist to use when sealants; high-performance windows, and
talking to your builder: roofing material that does not absorb heat.
• Location: Build near public trans- • Green Energy Supply: Generate your
portation, with options to walk or cycle. own. Solar panels for daylighting, natural
• The Envelope: Ask for concrete walls. An heating and cooling canbuildings.
cost-effectively into most
award-winning system by the all-Canadian
company, Nudura, builds them with stay-in- • Conserve: Avoid over-design and aim for
place, pre-assembled blocks, steel reinforced, standard ceiling heights and building dimen-
and then filled with concrete. This cuts con- sions. The best green homes use salvaged
struction time significantly, creates less waste materials, or those with a recycled content.
material, and virtually eliminates mould,
mildew and other toxic emissions produced by • Garden Green: Outside, plan for low
buildings structured with traditional methods. use of water and pesticides. Design with
Homeowners save money with durability and drought-resistant native plants, perennial
energy efficiency – and the resulting structure groundcovers, and shady, canopy trees.
(www.nudura.com) is reported to be up to nine Flowering plants will encourage the eco-
times stronger, with far more fire protection, far important activity of birds and bees.
more sound insulation, and with a potential to - News Canada
reduce energy costs of up to 70 percent. Other www.newscanada.com
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CANADIAN HOMEOWNERS GET PAID TO GO GREEN
C anadian homeowners will be big
winners now that the federal gov-
ernment has increased the grants
available for the ecoENERGY Retrofit for
rating. The service includes: a detailed
energy evaluation of the home, a blower
door test to find air leaks, a printed report
that shows where energy dollars are
rebates available where they will cover a
portion of the evaluation cost and/or offer
additional grant monies,” said Rob
Skinner, business leader for AmeriSpec
Homes program are eligible to receive the
temporary Home Renovation Tax Credit
(HRTC) in addition to the ecoENERGY
Retrofit – Homes grant.
Homes; the financial incentives to being spent, recommendations on what of Canada.
Canadians who improve their home's “By completing all of the retrofits recom-
homeowners can do to improve their mended by an AmeriSpec evaluator, home-
energy efficiency have increased by 25%. According to NRCan, once homeowners
home's energy efficiency and an energy owners should be in a position to decrease
AmeriSpec Inspection Service is the complete their required energy evaluation
efficiency rating label that shows how their average annual greenhouse gas emis-
largest provider of residential energy eval- and make some or all of the recommend-
efficient their home is compared to other sions by about 4.6 tonnes per year, per
uations that identifies how homes use ed improvements; they can expect federal
homes in their region. house and they should also be able to
energy and where it is being wasted. grants such as:
Using the report's recommendations, reduce their energy bills by 38 percent – a
homeowners have 18 months or by March •
AmeriSpec's licensed evaluators will show Furnace upgrades – up to $790
homeowners how to reduce greenhouse huge win for everyone,” Mr. Skinner added.
gas emissions, reduce heating and cooling31, 2011 (whichever comes first) to com- •Replace your domestic hot water Additional information on the
plete upgrades. Grants of up to $5,000 are
costs, and improve comfort in their homes, heater – up to $375
ecoENERGY program is available
available based on individual retrofit ini-
while ensuring adequate ventilation for a
tiatives. The average grant is expected to
•Upgrade your central air condi- online at
healthy indoor environment. tioner to an Energy Star unit- $250 www.amerispec.ca/ecoenergy
be close to $1,100. Homeowners can or call 1-866-284-6010
To take advantage of the program, home- expect to receive their cheque within 90 •Retrofit doors and/or windows to
owners first must complete an assess- days of the follow-up evaluation. Energy Star - $40 for each unit to book an appointment.
ment by a licensed energy evaluator who - News Canada
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The Kingston Whig-Standard Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Pg.3
CANADA’S “RETIRE YOUR RIDE” PROGRAM
- Sun Media
T hat old clunker sitting in the drive-
way is draining your wallet, poi-
soning the environment and mak-
ing driving more dangerous for everyone.
a vehicle bought 15 years ago.”
On top of that, older vehicles are more at
risk for leaking oil, air conditioner fluids
and springing other leaks. In fact, keep-
don’t burn valuable engine oil and are
free of those nasty deposit build ups in
the engine that suck even more gas.
A 2006 study from Desrosier Automotive
These days, upgrading to a new vehicle ing an old car on the road is less environ- Consultants found that the average car
through Canada’s “Retire Your Ride” program mentally friendly than building a whole has improved its fuel efficiency by as
— the equivalent of the U.S. “Cash for new car from scratch. much as 13% between 1995 and 2006.
Clunkers” — makes more than just environ- “The carbon footprint of manufacturing a So if you fill up your car once a week for
mental sense. It can really help your pocket vehicle is 8-10 times less than tailpipe $70, a new car could save you as much as parts from new materials saves approxi-
book, too. Consider, for a moment, the follow- emissions,” says Peter Corbyn, special $360 a year on fuel alone. mately 85 million barrels of oil per year.
ing costs of owning a vehicle made in 1995 or advisor to Climate Change Project Canada. Old vehicles also fall apart faster. Most of a “More than 13 million vehicles per year
earlier. email@example.com new vehicle’s components are only rated to are recycled in North America,” says
BENEFITS FROM BUYING A NEW ONE
ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS last to 100-120,000 km. Beyond that, the Peter Corbyn, special advisor to Climate
Retire your Ride is the federal program
Old cars are really bad for the environ- that will offer up to $300 rebate on the repair bills start to stack up pretty quickly. Change Project Canada.
ment — really, really bad. Cars made cost of a new vehicle when you trade in “Older vehicles that remain in operation So how much energy is saved from recy-
before 1995 make up 25% of the cars on your old clunker. But that’s far from the are old vehicles that will reliably generate cling a car? It only takes about 25% of the
the road today. But with that relatively only incentive program out there. maintenance and upkeep dollars in the energy to make new steel as it does to
small number, they form approximately Hyundai Canada recently launched a pro- range of a thousand dollars per year and recycle it from existing parts. Over the
half of the smog in the air. gram where buyers can get an additional usually more,” said Michael Desrosier in course of a year, recycled steel saves
According to Desrosier Automotive $1,000 off the cost of the vehicle when his 2006 report. enough energy to power 18 million
Consultants, “A current model year vehi- they buy a new Hyundai. Added up, a 1995 model year vehicle homes for a year.
cle emits 98% less toxins into the air than Combined with the additional costs of costs you as much as $1,500 per year A new federal program offers up to $300
owning your vehicle for another three more than a new vehicle. rebates for trading in your clunker.
years, that can cut nearly $6,000 off the RECYCLING YOUR CAR New cars have improved their fuel effi-
cost of a new vehicle. And it can keep all More than 1.5 million cars are sold in ciency as much as 13% since 1995.
of your loved ones a little bit safer. Canada every year. When they wear out, as Today’s vehicles have more safety fea-
In a world of colour, we think green
DOLLAR COSTS they do, they have to go somewhere. In 1997, tures that will protect the driver and occu-
www.tonersource.ca Think you’re saving money by keeping 4.3 million vehicles were recycled in North pants in accidents.
Quality new and premium that old car on the road instead of buying America, and the numbers have gone up by The oil saved from recycling North
compatible toner cartridges, inks, drums a new one? Think again. New cars are nearly 10 million vehicles per year since American cars is enough to fuel the entire
Supplies for printers, faxes, copiers, plotters,
inkjets, thermal, roll more fuel efficient than their 15-year-old then. That’s 80-85% of all new vehicles. European Union for nearly a week.
Fast , reliable canada wide shipping counterparts, require less maintenance, The energy saved from manufacturing new
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HOW TO GET THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF
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I encourage everyone to reflect on how they can
do the right thing for our environment. When we
all do our part...we build a brighter future for
our Earth and for our children’s children.
F ollow these fuel-efficient driving tips from
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
and make fewer trips to the gas station
Remember, it all adds up when we work together!
• Avoid aggressive driving
behaviours, such as quick
starts and hard stops – this
John Gerretsen, M.P.P. Kingston and The Islands
303 Bagot Street, Suite 2 LaSalle Mews can increase your fuel con-
Kingston, ON K7K 5W7 sumption by up to 39 per cent;
Phone: (613) 547-2385 Fax: (613) 547-5001
• Drive at the posted speed
limit – decreasing your cruising speed
from 120 km/h to 100 km/h will decrease fuel
consumption by approximately 20 per cent;
CON’T ON PAGE 5
Pg.4 Wednesday, October 14, 2009 The Kingston Whig-Standard
TIPS FOR PURCHASING A FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLE
W hen it comes to purchasing a new
vehicle, you might want to con-
sider buying the most fuel-effi-
cient one that meets your needs. Follow
• Choose a vehicle that fits your • Two-wheel drive
everyday needs in terms of size and
power – Put some serious thought into
drive – The added
these tips to help you make an informed your space and cargo needs – do you real- weight and drivetrain
decision: ly need a minivan when a compact would losses you get with
do? Passenger cars with smaller engines four-wheel and 'all-
• Do some research before you leave tend to deliver better fuel economy than wheel' drive systems
home – The Natural Resources Canada
those with larger engines. Keep in mind increase fuel con-
(NRCan) website, www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca,
horsepower levels have doubled over the sumption. Although
lets you compare the fuel consumption of
past two decades and the power available all-wheel drive can
various makes and models of vehicles for a
in today's subcompact cars exceeds that of offer better traction
many midsize sedans of the mid-1980s; when accelerating much do you really need a sunroof or roof
• Check out the EnerGuide Label – • Choose a manual instead of an auto- under slippery conditions, it doesn't assist in rack? Are they worth the increased fuel con-
Compare vehicles using the EnerGuide turning or braking; there is no substitute for sumption and emissions?
matic transmission – Look for the trans-
label that is found on all new cars. The label safe driving habits;
mission option that minimizes fuel consump- Do your homework and watch your sav-
shows city and highway fuel consumption
ratings and an estimated annual fuel cost
tion. Generally speaking, manuals will use • Think about your extras – Accessories ings add up and your emissions go down.
less fuel, saving up to 100 litres a year; and power features can be a big drag on an
for that particular vehicle. The values may - News Canada
engine, increasing fuel consumption. How www.newscanada.com
not be perfect but they're a start;
MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT VEHICLES IN CANADA TO BE NAMED
N atural Resources Canada's
(NRCan's) annual listing of the
most fuel-efficient vehicles in
Canada will soon be available. The annual
tered by the Office of Energy Efficiency, are will be posted on NRCan's website in
presented for the most fuel-efficient vehi- November at www.vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca.
cles in the current model year. Winning
vehicles are selected in 11 vehicle classes,
- News Canada
ecoENERGY for Vehicle Awards, adminis- from two seaters to large vans. The listings
CON’T FROM PAGE 4... HOW TO GET THE MOST MILEAGE Coming Soon:
• Don't idle – idling for more than 60 sec- taining an even and steady speed; readings. NRCan has a handy online fuel 1000
onds uses more fuel and produces more CO2 • Take the most fuel-efficient route calculator on their website at www.vehi- Solar Rooftops
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wide-open highways, use cruise control www.switchkingston.ca/solar
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The Kingston Whig-Standard Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Pg.5
GREEN SPACE DESIGN
- Sun Media
“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.
G reen SPACE design principal
Merri Corrigall provides
Interior and Exterior Design and
contract management to a wide range of
effective and therefore attainable with the
added benefits of being functional and
aesthetic, with a focus on environmental-
ly friendly green solutions, attaining per-
Hill and house should live together,
each the happier for the other.”
clients from the residential owner, “do-it- sonal satisfaction for all concerned. Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
yourselfers”, carpenter/builders, home- g r e e n S PA C E d e s i g n i s a n a c t i v e
owners acting as their own general con- Professional Member of Landscape researched the newest products and ucts and services that lighten the impact
tractors, Real Estate agents and investors, Ontario , commencing in the Ottawa methods at Construct Canada’s Green on the earth and improve health and well
to small business owners in Decoration Chapter in 1987 and now in the Upper Homebuilder/Renovator Expo recently being, a part of the “green” in green
and Landscaping and the trades. Canada Chapter, pursuing ongoing con- and Landscape Ontario Green Trade Expo. SPACE design. A wide array of environ-
green SPACE design offers over 30 years tinuing education. Merri Corrigall is also a Merri Corrigall was recently a guest mentally responsible products including
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site plans for property development, Commerce, Canadian Nursery Landscape Environmental Design (LEED) focused friendly home furnishings, flooring, coun-
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ning, detail custom residential renova- Habitat for Humanity Build Committee. Kingston, on September 11th, 2008. efficient systems are highlighted. The list
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ENERGY SAVING TIPS
H ere are some tips that will help you
save on your energy bills for years
• Open a window instead of running the AC.
• Wash your clothes in warm or cold water.
• Turn down the thermostat on the water heater.
• Have an energy evaluation done on
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• Adjust the thermostat a couple of degrees can save you the most energy, money
higher in the summer and lower in the winter. and qualify for a grant of up to $5,000
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HOMESOL BUILDING SOLUTIONS
H omesol Building Solutions
partners with OwensCorning
on new Sustainable Buildings
Training Centre. Objective of LivelyUp
Canada’s most extreme climate changes,
from minus-30-degree Celsius winters
mixed with snow and freezing rain to
plus-30-degree summers, and builders
mental and energy efficient green building
consulting services for residential new con-
struction and renovation. More than 30 of
Ontario’s top building companies turn to
glass fiber technology with sales of $5
billion in 2007 and 18,000 employees in
26 countries on five continents.
Additional information is available at
Sustainable Buildings Training Centre is to can come to the LivelyUp Sustainable Homesol every day, along with Provincial www.owenscorning.com
create a new generation of energy-efficient
homes and builders in Ontario ‘Buildings Training Centre to learn how to and Federal building efficiency standards For more information contact:
maximize energy efficiency and comfort organizations.
More details at www.homesol-
Determined to help create a new generation of buildingsolutions.com Ross Elliott, President,
energy-efficient homes by training a new gen- with these state-of-the-art products,” said Homesol Building Solutions
eration of builders to use the most advanced Ross Elliott. Homesol Building Solutions About Owens Corning: E-mail: email@example.com
materials and green construction techniques, currently serves more than 30 of the Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading Phone: 877-278-0467
Homesol Building Solutions has successfully province’s largest builders in energy effi- global producer of residential and com-
partnered with building materials company
Owens Corning to create a green building
ciency certifications and training, along mercial building materials, glass fiber
with several Provincial and Federal build- reinforcements and engineered materials
ing efficiency standards organizations.
training centre in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. for composite systems. A Fortune 500 A SPECIAL ADVERTISING FEATURE
The new facility, called the LivelyUp “Builders use these products every day,” company for 54 consecutive years, Cover & Graphic Design
Sustainable Buildings Training Centre, will said Elliott, “but we’re demonstrating Owens Corning is committed to driving Adele Webster
serve builders throughout Ontario. their use in unique combinations and sustainability through delivering solu- Special Sections Co-ordinator
Currently under construction with a com- with techniques that can meet or exceed tions, transforming markets and enhanc- Deborah Tindal
pletion date of Spring 2010, Homesol’s LEED Platinum standards for energy effi- ing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens
Lively Up Sustainable Buildings Training ciency, air quality and durability. The Corning is a market-leading innovator of
Centre is located on property owned by building technology is readily available
company president Ross Elliott and his from companies like Owens Corning, and
wife and business partner, Kathryn Elliott, with adequate training it can transform
in McDonalds Corners, 27 kms from Ontario’s housing stock to be the greenest
Perth, ON, and 80 kms from Ottawa. on the planet.”
“The opening of the new training centre Elliott’s Fall schedule is ample evidence that
demonstrates Ontario’s position as a hubthere is high demand for training in green
building techniques. On Sept. 23 his com-
of sustainability building,” stated David
Flood, Insulation Expert, Owens Corning.pany hosted a LEED® for Homesworkshop health comfort sustainability
with Arborus Consulting at Queen’s
“We are proud to support an initiative that
will increase the use of sustainable andUniversity’s Innovation Park, sponsored by
efficient building solutions.” Eastern Lake Ontario Regional Innovation
Network (ELORIN). On Oct. 2-4 Elliott spoke
As a lead partner in Homesol’s LivelyUp at the Ottawa Home & Design Show. His
Sustainable Buildings Training Centre, LEED® Homes workshop then presents in
Owens Corning will contribute its most Ottawa Nov. 25 at Enbridge Inc.’s 400
advanced building materials including: Coventry Road facility in Ottawa. On Nov. 28
We change the world
• PINK FIBERGLAS® Insulation Elliott will give the first seminar at the one building
• Celfort®/FOAMULAR® Extruded LivelyUp Sustainable Buildings Training at a time.
Polystyrene Rigid Insulation Centre on the topic of “How to build and
• Cultured Stone® veneer operate a soap bubble insulated green- Let us show you how.
• Duration® Shingles house.” More details at www.homesolbuild- www.homesol.ca
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About Homesol Building Solutions: 1-877-278-0467
Other sponsors of products and services
include Concord, ON-based Fibertec Window Founded in 1999 by Ross and Kathryn Elliott
and Door Manufacturing and Ottawa’s Linda after Ross’s successful career as a master
Chapman, Architect. craftsman and builder of earth-friendly
“ T h e O t t a w a Va l l e y o f f e r s s o m e o f homes, Almonte, ON-based Homesol is one
of Ontario’s leading providers of environ-
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