Green Talk

  • Kitchen renovation Dec-Feb 2014-15 Toronto

    Pics of Wallace Avenue  Kitchen Renovation   Rascom GreenBuild Services.

    Posted at April 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Water Wheels Used for Power

    Facebook.   A cool link on Facebook showing how nature was harnessed to a lot of hard work!

    Posted at April 8, 2014 | By : | Categories : Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Scientists call to protect B.C.’s 9,000-year-old sponge reefs | Green Planet | Life | Toronto Sun

    Scientists call to protect B.C.'s 9,000-year-old sponge reefs | Green Planet | Life | Toronto Sun.   Sponge City. and not the type you clean with!

    Posted at April 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Net Positive

    You've heard of Net Zero Buildings, the ones that through the use of better building practices and the harnessing of solar, geothermal and wind energy produce as much energy as they use? Well, Delridge Homes of Markham is building something that produces excess energy, a "Net Positive" building. For years now, Del Ridge Homes has been using leading edge envelope technology to both control the building process and to build buildings  that are greener, use less energy and will last for generations. They initially did this through the use of Insulated Concrete Forms, once an alternative form of building envelope construction, now becoming more and more popular as the solution to building better to meet the new Model Energy Code. Now they are pulling every trick in the book to build better. Read on.... How a ...

    Posted at August 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Q. and A.: Greening the London Olympics – NYTimes.com

    Q. and A.: Greening the London Olympics - NYTimes.com.

    Posted at July 31, 2012 | By : | Categories : Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Smoking Causes Cancer. Carbon Pollution Causes Extreme Weather. | ThinkProgress

    Comment from writers in the U.S dealing with extreme heat conditions. We think we have it bad up here in Toronto, but in reality there are areas of the U.S that are desert-like, water is scarce and the combination of cities with so much concrete that acts like heat sinks and cars that pump CO into the air, it's no wonder that some poeple are getting "hot under the collar".   Smoking Causes Cancer. Carbon Pollution Causes Extreme Weather. | ThinkProgress.

    Posted at July 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Keeping It Cool

    Summer has officially arrived and brought with it the HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR! I personally LOVE this weather, but reality hits home when my 1970's built home starts accumulating heat radiating in through windows, walls and the ceiling. Yes, as previously stated in my post Strategic Landscape Shading, my home is one of those built when energy was cheap and consideration for insulation was not a priority.  I should state that it was insulated to the building code standards in place at the time. Those standards just don't match what we do today. Running the A/C mean running up my electrical bill. So what is a man to do?  Move my office into the basement... it's much cooler down there! So, what is it about basements that make them cooler?  What ...

    Posted at June 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
  • Brick & Envelope Repairs Project

    Some pictures of a project Rascom GreenBuild Services is delivering for a small sized condo in Etobicoke. Scope of work includes rebuild of brick columns, repairs to building facade (brick replacement and parging) and asphalt repair and re-lining.

    Posted at June 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
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  • Where Facilities Managers Begin to Save Energy

    Great Article originally Posted in  Arizona Facilities Magazine By Todd Finnegan May 30, 2012 Everyone wants to save energy; everyone feels the pressure to reduce costs and improve the bottom line of their business in a lousy economic climate. Energy Savings Companies (ESCOs) come in two varieties, guaranteed savings or non-guaranteed savings. So where does the facilities manager start? The answer: get an energy study done. Common Sense First and foremost, be honest about the goal of your energy savings program. Whomever you hire needs the facts so they can get down to serious work and be successful. You owe them your honesty to give the energy savings program a chance of working out to your company’s benefit. Before the Study Utility Bills: This is ...

    Posted at June 13, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Talk | 0 Comment
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