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Living in a Passive House

Four months ago my family and I moved into our new Passive home in Victoria, BC. It is always exciting moving into a new house, but with it being a Passive House, we really didn't know what to expect. We were told many great things about it, but there are fewer than ten of these houses in BC at the moment, so we didn't know anyone who actually knew what it was like to live in one.

Keeping Cool with Shade

With the heat wave we just experienced, I’m sure all of us would have appreciated a big shade tree sheltering our homes from the blazing sun! The smart use of shade is one of those techniques and skills that made sense in earlier times and are coming back into use now. Many of us are trying to live more simply, avoiding waste and over-consumption of resources. Along with drying laundry on a clothesline, growing food in the garden, canning and preserving, we can keep our homes cool with shade and save on energy costs too.

Stories from the Showdown: BC Students Explore The Future They Want.

“That could have been really dangerous! The scientists could have made a mistake and sent you back to Jurassic times, and you could have been eaten by a dinosaur!”