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LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
Targeting LEED Gold, Architects Superkul Inc. Drop a Green Building Smack Into the Lap of Luxury...
Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better
Jang Wooseok designed the Eco Bath grey water recycling system to address water conservation in washrooms. Mission accomplished, and elegantly so...
Yukon's first LEED certified home
Built on an infill lot surrounded by postwar military homes in one of the harshest climates in Canada, this LEED Gold duplex is one of, if not the most energy efficient buildings in the city...
The high performance Warburg house by bioi was built for under $100,000
Seeking to balance function, efficiency and budget is not an easy task; but this was the brief provided for the Warburg house. The question posed by the client was simple: could a contemporary and energy efficient home be built for less than $100,000...
A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
An Italian architectural firm called Lab Zero have designed a multi-purpose sustainable hut dubbed the "Yeta Log Cabin" that at first glance looks like nothing but a stack of logs...
The installation of tidal turbines In New York’s East River
Renewable power sources such as sun and wind present challenges for grid operators in being able to consistently meet demand.  Tidal and river generators remove that unknown, and Cornwall, Ontario will soon benefit from a river turbine pilot project...
LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
Historically, prefab homes have not had a reputation for high performance, but with the help of the sleek and sexy Beachaus I from Inhaus Developments Ltd., prefabs are securing their place among the smartest and most sustainable homes on the market...
UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Rising to the global challenge of creating a more sustainable society, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability doesn't just push the bounds of sustainable building innovation and execution, it also serves as a 'living-lab' for ongoing research in the field...
A building made from K-Tect’s foam and steel structural insulated panels
With the help of The Healthiest Home in Ottawa, a couple in Aylmer, Quebec are the first in the National Capital Region to build a home with an innovative wall panel system from a U.S. company called K-Tect...
B.C.’s First Passive House
The first home in British Columbia to meet international Passive House Standards will also double as affordable housing for Whistler families, proving that building energy efficient homes can be affordable...
COR condominium in Miami
The COR condominium tower designed by internationally renowned architect Chad Oppenheim shows us what is possible when innovation and practicality collide...
"The Boneyard" in Arizona, the world’s biggest aircraft graveyard
Decommissioned aircraft getting second life as recycled metal is used as exterior cladding...
building with recycled shipping pallets
built with 105 recycled shipping pallets, this innovative structure by b sq. Design Studio Inc. included walkways, a playhouse, a water feature, and vertical herb gardens that delighted visitors at the flower and garden festival...
Chicago green roof
Toronto will soon see an explosion of green space in the downtown core as residential and commercial buildings comply with new bylaws. In the process we will see a cooler city, cleaner air, cleaner water and lower utility costs. All that and a great place to sit and eat your lunch...
Plastic in landfill
While we are not advocating burning oil to heat homes and commercial buildings, the reality is that that is the source of much of our heat. A new technology is immerging that promises to at least lighten the burden of that, and hopefully slow our extraction of oil...
Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
With the goal of enhancing the natural healing environment of their hospital while minimizing their ecological footprint, Bluewater Health in Sarnia will be the first acute care hospital in Ontario to achieve LEED certification...
House built by Matthew Smith of Mapleridge Homes
A development near Wakefield, Quebec called Edelweiss Lakes will soon be entering the first phase of what is intended to be a community of LEED certified homes...
OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT
With the largest energy infrastructure project since the end of the war, Germany is setting out to replace 17 nuclear reactors by the year 2020 with renewable energy sources. Already a leader in solar energy, they plan to be the first developed nation to end its reliance on fossil fuels...
Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Alberta’s first Net Zero community will comprise include 27 pre-fabricated homes...
Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being built this sum
Pushing green building boundaries the Endeavour Centre is going where no builder in Canada has gone before. This small not-for-profit trade school is building a home according to the Living Building standard, one of the hardest green building certifications to achieve...