September 19, 2011
Building Smart #15 Seminars Start September 7- The HPO is presenting Building Smart #15 – Homes for Life: Building for Now and the Future seminar at 18 locations across B.C. This seminar will help builders, designers and others involved in residential construction to meet the changing needs of B.C. homebuyers. It explores adaptable homes that are safe, comfortable, energy efficient and can be customized to meet the needs of homeowners today and in the future. The seminar also looks at strategies for energ...
September 13, 2011
Date: September 22, 2011
Location: Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Course
Please join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6-10pm at Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Course in Surrey for an amazing night of local and international wines featuring an exquisite collection of Shirazes, Chardonnays, Pinot Gris and Merlots. Gourmet food from local restaurants and artisan food merchants will tantalize your taste buds.
August 31, 2011
In British Columbia, the BC Recycling Regulation lays out a framework for recycling programs for a broad range of products in BC including paint, fluorescent lamps, beverage containers, lubricating oil, computers and electrical equipment, car tires, solvents and many more.
Shell was able to participate with the BC Ministry of Environment to produce this short video that helps companies and consumers do their part to support recycling in BC. More recycling programs are coming over the comi...
August 19, 2011
Each week, we will update our YouTube Channel with a video segment from the Rankin Farm Home Project. Be sure to check back every Friday for the newest clip!
Visit our YouTube page here www.youtube.com/shellbusey.
August 11, 2011
We recently received a call to our office from a homeowner who wanted to know how to get rid of the duckweed he had in his pond.
We checked with our HouseSmart Referral Network member, Potters for their feedback, since this is a question they must hear from time-to-time.
Here is their expert advice.
Duck weed eradication is a multi-faceted endeavor. The most effective measure is to simply get a pond net and continue scoo...
June 11, 2011
If you are a regular listener to Shells Home Discovery radio show, you will notice that he receives a lot of requests for the highly effective, do-it-yourself weed killing formula.
Well here it is:
Mix the following ingredients together:
4 cups (1 Litre) of white vinegar
1/4 cup (50 mL) of table salt
2 tsp (10 mL) of your favorite liquid dish soap
Put this mixture into a spray bottle and spray it on your weeds when ...
April 8, 2011
Effective April 1, 2011: to participate in the program, homeowners must complete a follow-up Energy Assessment within 18 months of their initial Energy Assessment or before March 31, 2013, whichever comes first.
- Homeowners can receive more than $7,000 in rebates for energy saving improvements and equipment.
- Up to $1,500 for exterior wall insulation, up from $400.
- Up to $1,200 for basement insulation, up from $500.
- Up to $750 to install at...
March 25, 2011
What Is ENERGY STAR®?
Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan's) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) promotes the international ENERGY STAR® symbol in Canada and monitors its use. Major manufacturers and retailers of energy-efficient products, utilities and energy retailers, and interest groups from Australia to Europe recognized the benefits of ENERGY STAR to consumers and have joined in promoting the symbol.
ENERGY STAR® is the international symbol of premium energy efficien...
March 15, 2011
We've had a few requests from listeners across Canada for Shell's It's Just That Easy Diet details.
Here is the program:
1. No bread of any kind, including buns, croutons & pastries.
2. Eat what you would normally eat at a meal – “BUT” cut it in half and put the other half away for another meal.
3. No in between snacks with the exception of 12-15 unsalted almonds when you feel hungry (not to happen more than twice a day).
4. Cut all alcohol in half. No Ex...
March 11, 2011
With the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it's important to remind ourselves that it can happen here. Make sure you are prepared!
Each year, across Canada we face a number of hazards, from earthquakes, to blizzards, to floods. Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to your area can help you prepare yourself better.
During an emergency, you and your family could be on your own for an extended period of time and access to phone...