Healthy Home: Conserve (2002)
Michael and Nan are active environmentalists. They wanted a home that reflects their goal to tread lightly on the earth. So, they chose to use a renewable material that’s plentiful in Alberta—straw.
Healthy Home takes toilet talk out of the water closet and into the mainstream. Flushing is the largest single use of water in our homes, almost 40% of all household water literally goes down the drain. Join our homeowner as he flushes out some earth-friendly options to the old water-guzzling toilet.
Kismet is the word Jeff Coussin uses to describe how his business got started. His work as a professional photographer taught Jeff a lot about lighting. Using found industrial objects, Jeff designs and produces beautiful, one-of-a-kind light sculptures.
Did you know that only about 10% of the energy used by incandescent bulbs actually goes to producing light? The rest is wasted as heat. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) may cost more initially, but they save money in the long run.