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Geothermal

Geothermal or earth energy systems and ground-source heat pumps have been generating plenty of buzz in Manitoba in recent years for their…+

Green building standards

 On this page, we will briefly introduce the following “green building” construction standards and programs available and show you where to…+

Biomass

Biomass energy or bioenergy refers to all forms of renewable energy derived from plant materials. Currently about 6% of Canada’s…+

Alternative heat energy

In this section, we’ll look at the possibilities for these alternative forms of heating energy, ones that come with fewer…+

Heating

Depending on your space heating system, heating your home eats up 40-60% of the total energy consumed by your home….+

Green roofs

Green roofs, or rooftop gardens, refer to incorporating plants into a building’s roofing system. There are two basic types of…+

Ventilation

Good air ventilation is not so much a tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions itself as it is an important…+

Air sealing

Controlling air leakage is one of the cheapest – and most important – ways to make sure your home is…+

Insulation

Insulation acts like an enormous blanket wrapped around your home, slowing heat in its race to escape to the cold outdoors…+

Cooling

Manitoba’s climate doesn’t demand cooling for homes the way it does heating. Nor does the hydroelectric power predominantly used for…+

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