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Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill. A properly installed gree...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...Asphalt shingles: Asphalt shingles © Ecohome We’ll start with shingles to get it out of the way, because choosing an eco-friendly, durable roof covering...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...shingles in review: DOW Powerhouse solar shingles from RGS Energy After a short stint in the market, Dow Chemical Powerhouse shingles folded up their te...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...asphalt shingles it's still a sound investment. Even if there are no actual solar shingles and this is all an elaborate hoax to sell more cars, that's fine by u...

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles installation just got easier
Solar photovoltaic

Tesla solar roof gains ground with target of 1000 solar roofs / week

...shingles to a landfill and buy new ones. That is why shingles are the single greatest ecological catastrophe of the home building industry, and probably the mos...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...asphalt shingles, and because of their poor durability they may spend only 15 or 20 years on your roof before heading to a landfill. A properly installed green ...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...asphalt shingles, and they will better withstand extreme weather events – (high winds, heavy precipitation, hail etc.). Asphalt shingles are only cheaper the fi...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...asphalt shingles, but less so with other materials. If you're about to build walls, regardless of whether you choose OSB or Plywood sheathing for the outside,...

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

...asphalt shingles. They have a horrible track record in all senses – the raw materials are mostly petroleum, they have a short life span and an extremely low rat...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...asphalt on the asphalt. Rolling down the highway with a gable roof and front porch is really hard not to see as a trend destined to pass. What a tiny house ne...