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Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
The Net Zero Heat passive solar house in Lac Kenogami, Quebec, built by owner Alain Hamel pushes the bounds of energy efficiency. Here is a breakdown of those electrical systems...
Navigating the urban core never looked better. Transportation in a congested urban core can be challenging, frustrating and tough on the environment. Electric scooters have always been a functional way to skirt a crowded throughway, with a Scrooser it can be a stylish way as well. ...
The instatation of a SIPs roof
SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) most commonly include a styrofoam core. The panels themselves are generally airtight, but the joints often are not. This can lead to a lot of damage to homes for lack of a proper air barrier...
 Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest
Vertical forests and vertical agriculture have long been dreamed of to help meet the need for urban food production and green space, but nothing ever got past the blueprints. Bosco Verticale in Milan is the first to break ground...
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. ...
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). ...