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Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their merits ...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...architecture has been realized in this beautiful airy home. To see more about Net Zero Energy NZE Homes or Zero Net Energy Houses & Buildings, see HERE from E...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Architecture The environmental impact of structural materials: Structural products are increasingly being scrutinized due to their potentially significant...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...architecture firm Snøhetta, the real estate company Entra, the consulting firm Asplan Viak, the aluminum manufacturer Sapa Og and the environmental non-profit o...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...Architecture grad student. Ben has come up with a Tiny House Design that in our opinion takes a big step closer to achieving one of the main goals of the tiny...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...Architecture & Design, and manufactured by Batiment Prefab Inc of Quebec, these homes are exceptional value for money being priced in $CAD, especially at this l...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...Architecture & Development and built by Batiment Pre-Fab Inc. The experts of Ecohabitation recently calculated the total carbon footprint of this surprisingly a...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...architecture or building science, but I dabbled in researching the topic for a decade. I remember that I was absolutely inspired when I first came across some o...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...architecture vivante Us: What is Celsius insulated with? L. McC : The igloo is insulated from the noise and cold by 10,000 pounds of recovered clothing loaned t...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Architecture + Design , and combined the context of the existing neighbourhood and Passive House principles. Details give a modern flare to the aesthetic while ...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

Shipping container homes are gaining popularity globally, especially as Tiny Houses , as they can be seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, co...