Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate.
Planning and budget tips for home building and renovating
Advice from a green building project manager: how to develop a construction budget and stick to it.
Despite the good intentions, Earthships in cold climates can't work because they contradict the laws of physics.
Understanding building science basics will help you design and build durable and efficient wall systems.
Professional energy raters use HOT2000, an energy modeling program designed to determine the energy consumption of buildings. Mindscape Innovations is a sust...
All about energy efficient home design - building enclosures, product selection and energy efficiency strategies.
Intelligent home devices allow you to control your home remotely, and send you notices of problems
DIY tiny houses move to the next level as an architecture student introduces digital design and fabrication into the mix.
Tiny houses, accessory dwelling units, coach homes; whatever you like to call them, we will soon see them popping up in Ottawa back yards.
Dense materials hold more heat than light fluffy stuff does. This can work for or against you.