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Keeping the heat in and the cold out: Live Net Zero families take on home envelope challenge

Canadian Geographic’s eight competing Live Net Zero families found ways to improve their home’s envelope consisting of the structural building, insulation, windows, doors, and air-sealing

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People & Culture

Commuting communities: How eight Canadian families are moving to net zero

In their first national challenge, Canadian Geographic’s eight Live Net Zero families found creative ways to reduce their carbon emissions related to commuting

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero challenge returns for its second year

Eight families are competing in six themed challenges aimed at reducing their household carbon emissions with the hopes of winning a $50,000 grand prize

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Environment

What does Canada’s journey to net zero look like?

Four members of Canada’s Net Zero Advisory Body — from an economist to a scientist — discuss the best pathways to reaching Canada’s aggressive climate targets 

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People & Culture

Meet the winners of Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Live Net Zero challenge

The Loewen-Nair family from London, Ontario have won the $50,000 grand prize

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Live Net Zero: Decking the halls sustainably

In their final challenge, the five Live Net Zero families modified their holiday habits with the goal of living net zero 

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Environment

Live Net Zero: How well does your home hold in heat?

In the home envelope challenge, the Live Net Zero families evaluated their home’s structure, insulation, windows, doors, and air sealing

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Environment

Live Net Zero: Turning up the heat

In the heating and cooling challenge, the participating families found ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home’s HVAC – from heat pumps to solar panels

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