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Buying energy-efficient windows in four easy steps

You’ve sealed, caulked and weather-stripped your windows, but they’re still no good. You know what that means... It’s time to stop letting warm air and your hard-earned money leak out the windows! Trust me, we get it… buying new windows can be stressful. This is why we’ve created this easy-to-follow guide to help you choose the perfect windows for your home in 4 simple steps.

The best gifts do great things

These days, what’s trendy can change so quickly that it can be hard to decide what to give family and friends at the holidays. Luckily, savings are always in style. With our green holiday gift guide, you can give a gift that truly keeps on giving!

Think your café is eco-friendly? Think again!

You shop local and fair-trade, you’ve limited the use of disposable cups, you encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups, but you’re missing one thing… the little blue star!

How to keep cool in a heatwave

Rising temperatures shouldn’t mean rising bills too. Stay cool during a heatwave while keeping your energy bills low with these ENERGY STAR Canada tips!

Not your average calculator – Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Ever tried to spell words upside down on your calculator in math class? You can do even cooler tricks with NRCan’s new Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator!

Five tips to fight allergy season

For millions of Canadians, allergy season is in full swing. While there might not be much you can do to control the pollen outside, we've got some tips to help you beat allergy season inside your home.

Are you afraid of the dark?

You may be afraid of the dark, but your house is not. Get over your fear of the Boogeyman to help save energy in your home with these ENERGY STAR Canada tips!

Students! Teach Your Parents How to Save Energy

This Earth Day, celebrate by teaching your parents about how to save energy at home. Use these tips to help your parents be a “STAR” for the environment, just like you.

It's lights out for halogens in Europe…

Halogen lightbulbs are now banned across Europe, replaced by more energy efficient bulbs. Retailers are permitted to sell off existing stock, and consumers can still use their halogen bulbs until they run out; but as of September 1st, 2018, retailers have only been able to restock with more energy efficient alternatives, such as LEDs.

Improving energy performance in water heaters

The Government of Canada is committed to market transformation initiatives to improve the energy performance of water heating appliances. Water heaters currently account for 19% of the energy used in the average Canadian home. Natural Resources Canada is leading these initiatives with field studies to test new heat pump water heater technology.

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