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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...
Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Yet another innovative Kickstarter campaign aiming to put small scale renewable energy generators in the hands of the masses. ...
LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
Canada Green Building Council to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic...
Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Marmoleum is not just your grandmothers floor anymore, this healthy, durable flooring is an excellent choice for even the most modern of homes. ...
OrbSys grey water recycling high efficiency shower
Not only will this cutting edge technology reduce energy usage by 80%, it will reduce your water consumption to almost nothing. ...
The Kenogami House holds the highest LEED score achieved in Canada (106), a Net Zero Heat rating of 15 kWh and a Home of the Year Award from Green Builder© Media for Best Resilient Design. ...
Green building by the numbers
Green building by the numbers with this most excellent infographic from Green Building Canada...
LEED v4
What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian project teams? Who better to break it down than the Canada Green Building Council...
Non-toxic building materials leaves you with better indoor air quality after ren
By choosing chemical-free building materials for this renovation, these Ottawa homeowners could enjoy healthy air quality immediately upon the completion of work...
The Otis mobile tiny house
With independent power and water supply, 70 square feet and a set of wheels, Otis is ready to hit the road...
The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of sustainabl
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) invites National, Chapter and EGB members to submit nominations for the 2014 CaGBC Leadership Awards...
The benefits of a bicycle desk are plenty: from generating your own energy, to optimizing your health, to reclaiming that time you might have spent at the gym on the way home. There's just no way to lose with a bicycle desk. ...
Naugler House: the most energy efficient home in New Brunswick
With a $77 annual heating bill, the Naugler House has earned its bragging rights...
BioSIPS Pre-fabricated straw bale panels
Straw bale SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) have all the benefits of traditional straw bale homes, but address all the risks...
Rendering of River District Sustainable housing development In Vancouver
Some forward thinking developers are designing homes that are ready to handle the more severe weather caused by a warming climate...
Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
As they set out to build a LEED Certified house that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity, a very excited group of students and teachers can't wait to break ground. ...
A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Not only are these sustainably manufactured tiny pre-fab homes affordable, they're ready to go off grid and look good doing it. ...
The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kickstarter
This is a great little video that illustrates how we are surrounded by potential energy, we just have to put a little thought into how to harness it. ...
As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, we will need to adapt as well.
The risks and costs of climate change: since insurance companies are becoming more aware of the greater threats posed by more severe weather, we had best become more aware as well. ...