Green building

 
The Otis mobile tiny house
With independent power and water supply, 70 square feet and a set of wheels, Otis is ready to hit the road. Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a...
A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Not only are these sustainably manufactured tiny pre-fab homes affordable, they're ready to go off grid and look good doing it. . With write-ups in Gizmag, Inhabitat, Tiny House Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the...
LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
An Australian report finds sustainable building is helping to create stronger and more prosperous communities. This post is courtesy of Hutchinson Builders Sustainable building practices are doing more than just helping the environment - they are also helping to create stronger and...
Learn to create beautiful accent walls using natural materials like clay, sand, pigment and mica. This workshop will show participants how to use a number of widely available, natural and healthy materials to create a wealth of different finishes. Whether you are remodelling a...
House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
A development near Wakefield, Quebec called Edelweiss Lakes will soon be entering the first phase of what is intended to be a community of LEED certified homes. Developer Luc Bélisle will be partnering with Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes to build the first LEED (Leadership in...
Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Alberta’s first Net Zero community will comprise include 27 pre-fabricated homes. Landmark Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero homes, the first of its kind in...
Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being built this sum
Pushing green building boundaries the Endeavour Centre is going where no builder in Canada has gone before. This small not-for-profit trade school is building a home according to the Living Building standard, one of the hardest green building certifications to achieve. The Living...
All about energy efficient home design - building enclosures, product selection and energy efficiency strategies. The main principles of green building: A high performance, energy efficient home may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these...