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Despite the good intentions, Earthships in cold climates come with a much heavier environmental cost than they claim and contradict the laws of physics.

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

With a little creativity and ingenuity small spaces can be maximized for a greater harvest and look great doing so!

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

To ensure comfort and get the highest efficiency from the systems in the Edelweiss House air must circulate.

Ceiling fans and air circulation- video

Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump.

How heat pump water heaters work and why you should get one

Heat pumps can heat a house three times more efficiently than other forms of heat. When paired with a heat pump water heater you can significantly drop the cost of heat and hot water in a home.

How heat pumps work - video

Whether you are renovating or building a new home, our categorized guide pages can help you through the process. We have something for all projects, from location and design to finishing and landscaping.

Green building guide

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Earthship in Taos, New Mexico
Despite the good intentions, Earthships in cold climates come with a much heavier environmental cost than they claim and contradict the laws of physics...
Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
With a little creativity and ingenuity small spaces can be maximized for a greater harvest and look great doing so!..
Aeratron AE2 ceiling fan
To ensure comfort and get the highest efficiency from the systems in the Edelweiss House air must circulate. ..
Heat pump water heater
Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump...
Ductless mini-split air source heat pump
Heat pumps can heat a house three times more efficiently than other forms of heat. When paired with a heat pump water heater you can significantly drop the cost of heat and hot water in a home...
Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Some welcome announcements in 2016 provincial budgets about tax incentives for energy efficiency home upgrades...
Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
How to reduce sound transmission through interior partition walls ..
Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon gas in homes is a growing health concern. Adding a passive radon stack is always a good idea to prepare a home for better indoor air quality...
Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
LED light bulbs now come dimmable and with warm colours. Check out our video on choosing bulbs and DIY installation tips. ..
Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact..
Natural backyard swimming pool (NSP)
Say goodbye to chlorine and hello to beauty, by using plants for filtration and oxygenation of natural swimming pools...
Living green roof on the Edelwiess house
A living green roof can last far longer than many other roofing systems when installed properly...