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New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Province of Quebec, the 'Our House' project in Ormstown, Quebec, will see carpentry students building a home targeting LEED certification...
Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto earns Canadian Green Building Award
While keeping the existing footprint, the Skygarden House renovation brings a leaky old home close to Passive House levels of performance. ...
Milwaukee expander tool for Uponor pex tubing
Developed to be used with Uponor pex tubing only, the Milwaukee expander tool will shave tons of time off any plumbing job. ...
Ontario climate change action plan
The Ontario climate change action plan will invest in renewable energy, green infrastructure and incentives to reduce GHG emissions ...
Mobile tiny house
Compact housing is a great trend but there are tiny house issues that should be considered before you commit to life in one. ...
Shipping container home
Living in a recycled shipping container house is not all its cracked up to be. Here is a look at the ups and downs of this housing trend. ...
Aerial view of  BRE Innovation Park Living City Campus
The BRE Innovation Park will be expanding its facilities to conduct research into advanced building products and technologies...
The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
The Cardboard Wikkelhouse from Fiction Factory falls under our 'too cool not to share' category. ...
Short of a wood stove, pretty much all heating systems require power to operate. So in the event of an apocalypse (zombie, climate, asteroid, etc) these two pellet stoves can keep you warm when the power goes out. ...
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...
Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Some welcome announcements in 2016 provincial budgets about tax incentives for energy efficiency home upgrades...
Electric vehicle charging station
Badly needed infrastructure for charging electric vehicles coming from the provinces, along with financial incentives for purchase...
60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours
Would you exercise for an hour every day if the workout powered your home for twenty-four hours? ...
LEED Canada on the rise
Canada continues to demonstrate its progress in fighting climate change with 204 registered and 211 certified LEED projects in Canada between May and September 2015. This brings the current total number of LEED certified projects in Canada to 2,466 – second highest in the world...
Heat Recovery Ventilation - Lunos  video
Lunos wall insert air exchangers offer alternative to conventional HRV systems...
The Edelweiss House, Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum
Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller calls Ecohome's Edelweiss House "A phenomenal achievement"...
Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Better houses can be cheaper to live in from day one. Why build a less comfortable, and less efficient home if it actually costs more...
The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
The fully off-grid Ecocapsule has its own micro-power generation and rainwater treatment system...
The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Canadian aims to make home-grown greens accessible all year round. ...
Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
Canada cements its status as a world leader in the international green building and environmental sustainability movement...