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Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

...green lifestyle and environment choices How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...built homes can be beautiful! While loose, dry straw would easily ignite, once compressed into a bale you would have a hard time lighting it on fire. ...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...green? We are often asked ‘what is the greenest home you can build’ or ‘what is the best home insulation’ and honestly, there is rarely one single right answe...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towards limiting the impact of urban ...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growth of fungi and molds, the walls are finished with a natural clay plaster that requires no paint finish....

The birthplace of Passive House solar home design The Saskatchewan Conservation
Passive solar home design

Saskatchewan: The birthplace of Passive House and passive solar home design

...greenest city by 2020 . In August 2012, Quebec bumped up their wall minimum from R20 to R24.5, so a Quebecker that bought a house built in July will have noti...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...Built-in wood stove or freestanding wood stove: Built-in wood stoves look more like a fireplace from the days of old, only with the inclusion of a glass door ...

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?

...built-in planters, like living green walls promote well-being in addition to providing a healthy source of food and visual interest to the interior Chosen H...

How radiant floors work
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

How to design for thermal comfort in a home

...built. The walls just meet the minimum requirements of building codes, windows are usually just double-pane, and a forced-air system or electric radiators are e...

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

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