Code Green: Home Renovation Challenge for Energy Conservation


A long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), we wrote about Code Green, a home renovation TV show produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). It was then just starting filming. Well, forward to the present day and the show is airing: See the schedule here. The premise of the show is that 12 home-owners are given $15,000 (Canadian, of course) to renovate their houses with the goal being a maximum reduction in energy and water usage, and the biggest reduction in greenhouse gas emission. All contestants will benefit from their efficiency improvements, but the winner of the challenge will receive a 2006 Toyota Prius hybrid. Learn more on the official Code Green website, and for those reading this post right after it's published, there's an episode on CBC Newsworld in 40 minutes.