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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. ...
Snohetta Zero Energy Building in Norway
Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency...
net zero energy home
Soon to be riding along with the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 program will be a new pilot project that will recognize builders who achieve net zero energy performance in homes...
Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Built largely with reclaimed and salvaged materials, Jenine Alexander built this beautiful tiny home for less than $3,500...
CaGBC, LEED green building trends
The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada...
Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
The U.S. Green Building Council releases list of the top 10 countries building LEED outside of the United States, and Canada is # 1...
Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
The practice of putting polyethylene vapour barriers in houses was intended to keep them dry, but it ends up keeping them wet. It's time to explore alternatives...
USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
The Wallace Residence, also known as the Earthship Farmstead, was named Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council...
Grey water and heat recovery shower
This Quebec made closed-loop water and heat recovery system makes showering ultra efficient...