Mar 19, 2018
Get energy fit this spring

Little changes around the house can make a big difference in your energy use over time. Follow one Team Power Smart newbie as she adopts an energy-saving lifestyle.

Sep 25, 2017
Putting personal data to work

Sensors used in everything from smart-irrigation systems to fitness trackers collect a whole lot of data. The trick is to turn that data into information you can use.

Mar 3, 2017
Is it time to buy an electric vehicle?

Dustin and Amanda Batchelor bought their first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, in early 2013. At the time, the model was one of only a couple of electric vehicles (EVs) on the market. An IT professional and car aficionado, Dustin had long known about EVs but never seriously considered buying one.

Oct 17, 2016
The life automatic

Greg Stanway has always considered himself a bit of a technology geek, so when he heard that he could buy a security system with automated door locks and lights–both of which could be turned on and off via a control panel in his room–he knew he had to...

Jun 29, 2016
Ocean heaven

It seemed obvious at first. Build a seaside home near Lund, B.C. that serves up postcard views including the sun sinking into the water right there in front of you. This is, after all, the Sunshine Coast. That had been Paul Shore’s plan until he discovered that a bluff sitting to...

Mar 2, 2016
A fresh take

Sometimes the difference between making a good choice for your home, and the best one, takes just enough curiosity to ask the right questions. Like finding out which materials can be reused or recycled, rather than dumped in the municipal landfill. Or determining whether there’s enough payback before installing a...

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