Mother Earth Living


Can This Home Be Greened? A 1930s British Columbia Home

Our eco-expert suggests sweeping changes as a family in British Columbia greens their 1936 home.



Replacing inefficient doors and windows and beefing up insulation would go a long way toward making this home in British Columbia more eco-friendly.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUART DEE
Joanne MacKinnon and Rob Beynon and their children, Rohan and Zoe (with her pet lizard, Ra) want a home that’s healthy, energy-efficient and full of character.
Though beautiful, the fireplace loses more heat than it creates.
The existing kitchen work triangle is wedged into the corner.
Electric baseboard heaters waste energy and could be replaced with ceiling-mounted electric radiant heat panels.

















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