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Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...aterials as well as the amount of waste that will be sent to a landfill. From a material conservation and sustainability point of view, that would always be our...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...as that all mechanical equipment had to be simple, locally accessible and able to be installed by local trades people. A secondary suite was integrated into t...

Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...aterials found on Craigslist and salvaged from the landfill, Jenine Alexander built herself this super affordable Tiny House. Since first building this sweet li...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...atural shading in the summer. See more about Solar Batteries, how to store passive solar heat , Passive House Design & Certification in Canada or America , or...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...atural and mechanical ventilation Training city staff: The city has hired Passive House Canada (PHC) to train more than a hundred City of Vancouver staff (p...

First Passive House in BC Whistler

B.C.’s First Passive House was built in Whistler in 2012.

...and building operation than a standard house, the Rainbow Duplex was assembled in 4 ½ days using a prefabricated panelized system manufactured by BC Passive Hou...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...a straight-forward, one-level plan. Private areas have low-ceilings and an intimate closeness with the trees and north-west light. The main living area has a wi...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...ategic use of space and creative storage is paramount. For example, a living room bench doubles as an extra bed while concealing drawer space underneath. Dorm...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...ad = 7W / m2 Airtightness = 0.2ACH@50Pa [European testing value] 0.18@5Pa [North American value] [ACH stands for Air Changes per Hour. Pa stands for Pasca...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...assive House on Vancouver Island, a duplex shared with our son Mark’s family, convinced us that the market in Victoria was ready for Passive House market condom...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...ar away (mostly Portugal), its carbon footprint from transportation is quite reasonable given that it is light-weight and can be made very thin - so a lot packs...