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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...
Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump
A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House...
New ecoMetrics Tool Unveiled at CaGBC Conference
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation models across a wide range of the company’s building types...
Okanagan College
Add another chapter to the sustainability story of Okanagan College’s Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies and Renewable Energy Conservation...
Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
New partnership agreement will bring WELL to market across Canada...
Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office
It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office...
Dr. Angus Gentle of UTS holds promising new polymer
A research team from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia is claiming a first in super cool roof technology with a surface that stays cooler than the ambient air temperature even under full summer sun...
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...
The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Old ideas and new technologies merge in eco-friendly Toronto infill...
Transparent solar power producing windows
Could transparent laminate solar cells put the fossil fuel industry on notice...
World's tallest skyscraper planned for Vienna Austria
Wood framed multi storey buildings are becoming more and more common; the one planned for Vienna, Austria next year would be the tallest in the world...
Non-toxic, naturally-dyed Easter eggs
Dying eggs is especially fun when using all natural dye made in your very own kitchen...
7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
The year round off-grid greenhouse demystified, a Guest Post by Lindsey Schiller...
Tiny Refuge : a tiny house in Montreal (Video Tour)
More and more people are finding great benefits from living in small spaces. Take a video tour of a tiny house in Montreal ...
New Tesla battery for houses
With Tesla on the scene will some of the longstanding hurdles of solar home battery systems be overcome...