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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...
Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey on tap.
Imagine siphoning honey straight from the hive, no muss, no fuss, with little to no stress on the bees...
Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
A resilient home is one that is better prepared to face the challenges of a changing climate, ideally providing security of heat, water and food...
Ecodrain greywater recovery unit
Ecodrain is the first company we've seen to turn greywater heat recovery units on their side, making heat recovery option where it might not have been before...
Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
A case study by Alex Wilson of the Resilient Design Institute on Ecohome's Kenogami House in Northern Quebec...
The Ufogel tiny house in Austria
Great living in small spaces -The Tiny House Movement seems to be very much alive in Austria...
Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Ecohome's Demonstration House will be used as a vehicle to launch a free online building guide series detailing best practices for high performance, cold climate home construction...
Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Quebec
When you're a long way from the amenities of civilization, employing both active and passive solar strategies can provide security, independence and just good living in general. ...