Building for a changing climate / Guides

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...a move towards self-preservation (not that there's anything terrible about that). This is actually changing now - lead/acid batteries still take a large share o...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...axi Forest, natural wood planks Formica, laminate Clean indoor air quality and ventilation Both the EPA & Health Canada recommend healthy Indoor Air Quali...

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

Resilient design features for new home construction a positive one. Significant thermal mass can also serve as a thermal battery and help make solar thermal heat collection more comfortable and a better in...

Wildfire Smoke & How to Keep it Outside Homes
Healthy indoor air quality

How to keep wildfire smoke out of Green Homes with mechanical ventilation systems?

...anada and the USA, we're hoping that last years wildfires are not going to be as bad again this year - but unfortunately in areas like Calgary, there have alrea...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...for energy, water and waste, green buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green build...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...Atlantic to the Pacific and into the Arctic, Canada’s First Peoples are embracing clean energy as a powerful force for change and are partnering, owning, and op...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...assumes baseboards and includes taxes. The cost of borrowing is assumed to be a mortgage at a rate of 3.94% for a down payment of $70,000 and a 25 year amortiza...