Category Archive for "Eco Friendly"

Finding an Energy Efficient Home

Ryan Coffey

There is a great deal of science and potential for great attention to detail on making your home very energy efficient. Net zero is the holy grail of sustainable energy use but for most of us the act of making…

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Ductless Heat Pumps by Daikin

Ryan Coffey

The following is a guest post from the local heating and plumbing experts Torry and Sons. In hopes of adding depth and variety to the knowledge shared on this blog, I thought it would beneficial to have the perspectives of…

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Urban Farming Handbook

Those of you living in Nanaimo as well as many other spots around the world may have noticed that there is an increasing shift towards producing more food from our backyards even in urban environments as well as eating locally…

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Making Sure Your New Home is Eco-friendly

Ryan Coffey

When the topic of energy efficiency comes up, many people immediately shift the conversation’s focus to what they’re doing to reduce consumption inside the home. Smart thermostats, new-fangled air conditioners, reducing general usage – you’ve heard it all. Where people…

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What 1% Percent for the Planet is and why I support it

Ryan Coffey

If you follow my twitter feed you may have noticed that I recently mentioned my renewal of membership to one percent for the planet. In short, this is a an organization which business join and pledge to donate one percent…

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Energy Efficient Home in Nanaimo

Ryan Coffey

I saw the article below in the paper and for me it was one of those “Hey! I know those guys!” moments. I was in this energy efficient home while it was being built and got a tour from the…

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Do You Know How Energy (In)efficient Your Home Is?

Ryan Coffey

For those of you who are regular readers, you will have noticed by now that I have a certain, how do you say… green leaning. That is, I do my best to promote green business and green consumption. The following…

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Introducing The Nanaimo Green Group

Ryan Coffey

I’ve recently started a group of eco oriented business in my area that will be working together for the benefit of everyone. I decided that it’s time for me to announce it here. The following is a relatively brief description…

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So Many Things Happening Right Now…

One might think, incorrectly, that during a time when the economy has slowed down and sales numbers for real estate are lower than they’ve been in 3 or so years that there would be less happening in the real estate…

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2008: Year in Review

As 2008 draws to a close so does the first year of this blog. I think that this is a good opportunity for me to point out some of the posts from the year that I think are worth reading…

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