Is Your Home A Sustainabuild?

There have been many advances in the realm of renewable and sustainable energy and practices when it comes to applying them to households and businesses, such as friendlier low-energy bulbs, cutting back on paper usage and promoting recycling, and even … Continue reading

Posted: June 18, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

Insurance Industry VS Weather Disasters

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the frequency, severity and cost of extreme weather in Canada are increasing, with Alberta leading the way. Alberta accounted for 67 per cent of disaster payouts in Canada, according to the bureau. Don Forgeron, … Continue reading

Posted: June 3, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Green Properties Save Money

via Vancouver Sun An environmental program started by employees in 2006 has reduced energy consumption, water use and waste sent to the landfill at Cadillac Fairview’s Vancouver properties, the property management firm said Monday. Cadillac Fairview’s Green At Work program … Continue reading

Posted: April 24, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Cleaning up the Future

It’s no secret now that public opinion if shifting in favour of a potentially greener tomorrow. With technological advances in electric and battery-powered technology, we have now reached a transitional phase in energy usage where we’re slowly moving towards these … Continue reading

Posted: February 28, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Got Wood?

We tend to focus a lot of our efforts talking about clean energy and other environmental issues on our blog; however this week we’re talking about something that we have a lot more to do with: Trees. As mentioned in … Continue reading

Posted: February 21, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Keep Your Toilet and Save The Paper has recently released a video in which Matt Damon announces he will be protesting for clean water by no longer using his toilet. Yes, that’s right. No toilets = improve the environment? Not exactly; this is more of a … Continue reading

Posted: February 14, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Is That A…House?

Last week we posted a compilation of creatively sustainable properties; more specifically, a series of old water-towers that were renovated into living spaces rather than destroyed and built upon. This week we stumbled across a brilliant compilation of images of … Continue reading

Posted: February 8, 2013 Category: Environmental, General, Real Estate

Non-Disposable Housing

It’s typical of our culture to replace rather than reuse; this applies in all areas, such as clothing, vehicles, food, housing, and more. We live in an essentially ‘disposable society’ where the norm is to replace or be rid of … Continue reading

Posted: January 31, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Eco-Housing Done Right

Gizmodo recently compiled a photographic series of sustainable and eco-friendly houses from around the globe and we enjoyed them so much there was no way we weren’t going to share them with you. Follow the link below to check out … Continue reading

Posted: January 24, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

On The Edge of Our Seats

This coming month, President Barack Obama is expected to make a decision on whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline; a pipeline project that would span from the Alberta tar sands all the way to Texas. Though it … Continue reading

Posted: January 18, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Groundbreaking Sustainable Living Space

Gizmodo featured an article this morning that caught our immediate attention – a walk-through of a 350 square foot apartment that’s been customized to fold and expand into up to eight different rooms. To boot, the apartment’s owner is the … Continue reading

Posted: January 17, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, Industry News, Real Estate

A New Year For Sustainability

Headed into 2013, there’s a seemingly increased incentive on behalf of some large companies to improve their sustainable policies and pushing harder on recycling materials. For instance, Starbucks has announced that this coming Thursday, $1 re-usable plastic cups will be … Continue reading

Posted: January 4, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Batteries Take A Step In The Right Direction

Literally. Doubtful? Don’t be. Apple has in fact recently patented movement-powered charging technology. (Now in English) Apple has patented technology that will potentially provide future iPhone owners with the ability to charge their phone simply by walking with their device in their … Continue reading

Posted: December 20, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Climate Change Is Killing You Too

Those still unconvinced of the potential detriment we are about to bring upon ourselves by forcing hands to participate in an economic structure that will eventually dissipate is damning not only society’s financial structure, but the future of employment, and most importantly, … Continue reading

Posted: December 15, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Begging for Climate Change

We need climate change. Not the terrorist war on clean air that’s currently happening; what we need is a climate regression – a divergent spectrum from the life-sucking Earth-killing thing that we’ve got going on. We’re talking about bringing back … Continue reading

Posted: December 6, 2012 Category: Environmental, General, Uncategorized

Laying the Foundation for Cleantech

Cleantech is a blanket term used by many to describe technologies related to furthering the sustainability of industry while preserving Earth’s life span. A recent Gigaom interview with a panel of cleantech investors unveiled a unique concept. A comparison between the … Continue reading

Posted: November 23, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Sustainable Construction – A Future Necessity

Before it’s too late, many areas in the United States are making serious revisions to their infrastructure’s ability to withstand the augmenting rate of natural disasters, which are presumably directly related to issues of climate change. Not only are new … Continue reading

Posted: November 21, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

Prepare for the Worst

If Hurricane Sandy has taught us anything, it’s that disaster can strike at any moment in the most unforeseeable and traumatic ways imaginable. Perspective is always provided in moments of crisis; it makes us realize how temperamental our habitation of Earth can be, and … Continue reading

Posted: November 14, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

One Page At A Time

Real estate, according to a recent article, is responsible for the fall of one tree per 17 transactions completed. This may seem like a lot, and it may appear as an overzealous assumption, but rest assured that this is most … Continue reading

Posted: November 9, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Industry News, Real Estate

New York Dodged a Bullet…Financially

Though it may be bitter-sweet, New Yorkers will fortunately not be subject to an even further ‘worst-case-scenario’ in terms of dealing with the aftermath of the notorious Frankenstorm, better known as Hurricane Sandy. According to a recent CNN article insurance … Continue reading

Posted: November 2, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Real Estate

Hate To Say We Told You So…

A couple weeks ago we raised the topic of increasing natural disaster rates and the impeding “Frankenstorm” headed to the Eastern side of the US and Canada has basically proven our point. Along with raising the possibility of increasing natural … Continue reading

Posted: October 26, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

The Future of Energy

…Or so they say. New studies and experiments attempting to find a suitable alternative to combustible fossil fuels as an energy source have come up with a possible solution in the form of a synthetic gasoline made from air and water. … Continue reading

Posted: October 24, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

Weather Insurance – The Untapped Resource

Considering that the past year has been the warmest year on record in many portions of the world as a result of climate change, property investors and insurance brokers alike should be using this key indicator to promote what may … Continue reading

Posted: October 11, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Real Estate

A Vacation In Mordor

Ever wonder what it’d be like to vacation in a desolate wasteland? Well, now you can stop imagining and get…excited? The environmental impact of the Alberta tar sand mines is about to be literally covered up and built over top … Continue reading

Posted: October 5, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

GMO Companies Losing Traction

Monsanto and other companies responsible for the production of GMO foods and products are in the midst of a raging PR and lobbying battle over California’s Proposition 37 – a bill which, if passed, will require all genetically modified foods … Continue reading

Posted: September 27, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

Let’s Do Something About It

Planet Earth – We have the technology…we can rebuilt it. We ran across an info-graphic today that really got our gears turning, so we’d like to share it with you to start off this blog post.     This info-graphic … Continue reading

Posted: August 30, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

GMO’s Are Big No No’s

The battle against GMO’s rages on wildly as Monsanto plans on selling their genetically modified organisms, predominantly corn, on the fresh food market for the first time, sending environmental activists into a fury. Generally, Monsanto’s genetically modified corn doesn’t get … Continue reading

Posted: August 21, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

The Race For Oil Is Drying Us Out

And it’s doing it in both the metaphorical and literal sense…As we are continuously patrolling the globe in search for oil to turn into combustible fuels, we are also feeding the monolithic Goliath known as climate change. Not only are we depleting this ever-so-important … Continue reading

Posted: August 9, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

Greenland’s Getting Greener

Yes indeed, Greenland’s starting to show it’s true colours, but not in a good way. Recently, scientists discovered that Greenland, which is nearly completely covered by ice, started melting…in fact, about 97% of Greenland’s massive ice sheet showed signs of … Continue reading

Posted: August 2, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

The Olympics Going Green

The Olympics are often a double-edged sword for the countries that host this prestigious international sporting event. Generally there is a lot of input, for an outcome that over doesn’t cover the costs invested in said countries or cities. In … Continue reading

Posted: July 25, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

Apple’s Leaving the Green Scene

Apple has recently run into some complications with their claims to be one of the greenest computer manufacturers in the world. Despite their previous attempts to beat out Dell as the most eco-friendly computer company, Apple’s newest MacBook Pro has … Continue reading

Posted: July 17, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental

Optimum Efficiency

We seem to talk a little bit on here about how to stay productive, especially in the office, which is a seemingly never-ending battle between employee and workplace. However, today we are going to look at a whole different type … Continue reading

Posted: July 5, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Office Tips

Back to the Basics

Technology and industrialization have played a large role in the past century, carrying humanity to its current state. We have houses as big and creative as we want, with more power and air conditioning units than we could ever need, with fast … Continue reading

Posted: June 21, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Industry News, Real Estate
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