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Reducing the need for air conditioning
Some techniques that will help you reduce your A/C needs, and certainly help you stay cool in the absence of having one. ...
Flooded community in Alberta via Calgary Sun
The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. How and where we build has to change as well. ...
Outdoor solar shower
What could be better than an outdoor shower? If your answer is a solar powered hot water shower that you built all by yourself (or with friends), read on. ...
The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
After certifying 1000 LEED buildings nationwide, the CaGBC takes a look at exactly what's saved when we build to LEED standard rather than to code. The results speak for themselves...
Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
Canada's premier sustainable building organization offers free green building registration and certification to charitable building projects...
Diving to retrieve sunken timber from the log drive
Salvage companies are pulling up logs from the bottoms of rivers, where a century and a half of log drives has left behind a lot of great wood...
The Archipod
The Archipod: Beautiful, Functional & Environmentally Sound...
There can often come a point with sustainable building practices where cost effectiveness becomes questionable, and when your money might be best spent elsewhere. The Damn Near Passive House could be one of those cases...
Urban agriculture
According to city planner Kris Longston, Sudburians spend a hefty $270 million annually on food with a mere fraction of that being grown or produced locally...
Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Far from the days of being a fringe element trend, the benefits and necessity of sustainable building practices are now sweeping across the globe...
Taking the Living Building Challenge in Peterborough
Since April of 2012, the students and faculty of The Endeavour Centre have been working on creating a home that showcases the best in sustainable new construction. Join them on March 9th to check out their success and admire the green building possibilities. ...
Urban Farm Unit
Designer Damien Chivialle re-imagines how we feed our cities, one container at a time...
Epiphany 0nE Puck
Imagine charging your phone with the heat from your morning coffee. With the Epiphany onE Puck you can...
Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is open to all. Register your project before March 15th. ...
Vale Inco Living With Lakes Centre
Congratulations to Perkins + WIll for securing their spot on Fast Company's list of the top ten most innovative architecture firms in the world...
Wind farm
Belgium's offshore wind power reservoir uses excess power to pump water, storing it as latent hydroelectric power. ...
Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab
Integrating Douglas Fir timber frames and structural insulated panels, FabCab offers universal accessibility in its eco-friendly homes, cabins and accessory dwelling units (ADUs). ...
Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberries, cherry tomatoes and more all year round in your very own home. ...
Where to place solar panels
An introduction to the math behind the placement of solar panels to optimize your yield, and speed up your return on investment. ...
EcoHouse Canada magazine cover
Ecohome is proud to announce the newest project by our partners at SAB Magazine: EcoHouse Canada, a national source of building knowledge and inspiration on Canadian green homebuilding...