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The Ice Box Challenge compares Passive House construction to standard code-built construction by measuring the volume of melted ice after weeks in the sun...
Hurricane proof home
This hurricane-proof home can withstand a 200 mph impact...
DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix. ...
LEED Platinum home donated to Habitat for Humanity
Handing the keys to the new owners of a home built by students completes a long journey for a carpentry school in a small Quebec town...
Concrete, wood and steel structures
A life cycle analysis of the three major materials used as structural support for buildings...
LEED Platinum prefabricated home
Roman Szumski is a physician and pathologist and was deeply involved in the process of designing and constructing a healthy home for his family. ...
DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Two new types of mass timber panels similar to cross-laminated timber are hitting the North American construction market...
The Windsor Park Net Zero House in Edmonton wins 2017 Canadian Green Building Award in Technical category...
Lockeport Beach House
The Lockeport Beach house in Nova Scotia is the Residential winner of the 2017 Canadian Green Building Awards...
Tesla solar roof
The Tesla Solar Roof is available this summer in Canada but it won't be cheap...
smart sewage backup device
How to prevent flooding, sewage backup and leaks from appliances with a couple of 'smart' devices...
Zero Carbon Building
Mark Hutchinson, Vice President of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC, speaks about the new Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative...
Passive House
Follow owner/builders Sarah Cobb and William Murray as they build a home targeting both Passive House and LEED...
Ottawa Coach House
Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see them popping up in Ottawa back yards. ...
Vancouver Passive House
As a part of their Greenest City Action Plan, Vancouver is helping builders get homes certified under the Passive House Standard. ...
A survey done for the Canadian Home Builders Association says that energy efficiency, open concept and functionality are the big selling trends...
Flexible 'solar glitter' from Mpower Technologies
Not only are they more durable, they are also pliable, lightweight and easily transportable...
4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Foam blowing agents long ago stopped harming ozone, that switch had a huge impact on climate. That problem has now been solved. ...
Ssolar air heater
Solar air heaters are fairly easy to make or affordable to buy and offer a quick payback...
Celsius Solar Igloo
On display at Igloofest in Montreal, the Celsius solar igloo is an artistic demonstration of solar heating...