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Recycled building materials can add character to a home while you save money and reduce building waste in landfills.

Recycled & reclaimed materials

Are you adventurous and ready to increase your access to sustainable energy? This post is for you.

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building

Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015

With a hot tub, personal chairlift and the mountainous playground in his back yard, snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich re-defines what a truly rich life looks like.

Epic off-grid Tiny House in the heart of the Sierras.

Powered by foot, this compact and easy to maneuver machine is an excellent alternative to a normal home washing machine or trip to the dreaded laundromat.

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

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.

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Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled building materials can add character to a home while you save money and reduce building waste in landfills. ..
The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Are you adventurous and ready to increase your access to sustainable energy? This post is for you...
Canadian LEED certification shows strong growth in first four months of 2015
With 135 registrations and 202 certifications between January 1 and April 30, 2015, the Canada Green Building Council calls a strong start to the year in Green Building..
Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
With a hot tub, personal chairlift and the mountainous playground in his back yard, snowboarding pioneer Mike Basich re-defines what a truly rich life looks like...
Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh so easy
Powered by foot, this compact and easy to maneuver machine is an excellent alternative to a normal home washing machine or trip to the dreaded laundromat. ..
A one of a kind conference to identify and resolve major health risks at home..
Installing Propex tubing for a 10 zone radiant floor system ..
Insulating the exteriors of basements and slabs leaves you with needed to finish the exterior. In this video you see an easy fix to have the exterior surface secured by set concrete, while avoiding any thermal bridges in the process. ..
The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill..
Installing a 10 mil polyethylene barrier below a concrete slab floor to prevent moisture wicking and create a radon gas barrier ..
Installing 8 inches of Roxul mineral wool below a concrete slab floor..
This is the first in a series of videos that will follow the construction of a demonstration house, outlining the steps to building high performance, energy efficient homes. ..