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Great living in small spaces -The Tiny House Movement seems to be very much alive in Austria.

Another stellar tiny house design

Ecohome has recently broken ground on a house build that we will be using to create a step-by-step video building guide for extreme high performance and durable house construction.

Ecohome Video Building Guide on the way

When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general.

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency.

Snohetta 'Zero Energy Building' in Norway

Despite the best of intentions of their owners and builders, a container house may not be the ecological choice you think it is. Here is a look at some of the less talked about realities of container house living.

Container houses :  modern looking, compact and recycled, but are they green?

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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The Ufogel tiny house in Austria
Great living in small spaces -The Tiny House Movement seems to be very much alive in Austria...
Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Ecohome has recently broken ground on a house build that we will be using to create a step-by-step video building guide for extreme high performance and durable house construction. ..
Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general. ..
Snohetta Zero Energy Building in Norway
Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency...
Container house
Despite the best of intentions of their owners and builders, a container house may not be the ecological choice you think it is. Here is a look at some of the less talked about realities of container house living...
net zero energy home
Soon to be riding along with the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 program will be a new pilot project that will recognize builders who achieve net zero energy performance in homes..
What is a heat pump
What is a heat pump? An energy efficient home heating system that can save you some money. Read on to find out how they work and if it makes sense for you. ..
Natural backyard swimming pool (NSP)
Say goodbye to chlorine and hello to beauty, by using plants for filtration and oxygenation of natural swimming pools...
DIY pop can solar air heater
We love this concept. I mean we really love it. A DIY solar air heater like this is easy to build and can be done very cheaply, or for free if you are somewhat resourceful...
Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Built largely with reclaimed and salvaged materials, Jenine Alexander built this beautiful Tiny home for less than $3,500..
CaGBC, LEED green building trends
The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada...
Hardie Board being installed as rainscreen with air space and drainage plane
Forget trying to keep your walls dry, that's not going to happen. Accept defeat and design walls so they can dry when they get wet, which will definitely happen. ..