Climate crisis / Guides

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...climate change crisis. Poppycock. The world is facing resource depletion and a climate crisis - so we need to keep our eye on the ball and be wary of well-inten...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...climate change? Dwindling water is the next big global resource crisis looming over us, and soil depletion isn't far behind. Living in a green home doesn't in...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...climate change are already happening , and modern building practices should reflect that. While one single event cannot be attributed solely to climate change, ...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...crisis, but much of the world is. The UNESCO International Hydrological Programme , for example, promotes the collection and recycling of gray water to help pre...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...climate crisis is a driving force behind the trend towards more energy-efficient home construction . And Zero Net Energy home construction is a trend that is qu...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...climate change at home, get on your bike! As we look for ways to mitigate climate change , improving home energy efficiency and decentralising power generatio...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...crisis. We don’t think much about it in Canada & America because most of us have yet to suffer the extreme impacts of droughts - or we prefer not to acknowledge...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...crisis, the Saskatchewan government asked Harold Orr, an engineer, and a committee of keeners to design a passive solar house appropriate for the local climate....

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

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

...climate change and housing. Tiny House living is a housing trend that has inspired radically scaling back home size, which is a very good thing. The average h...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...climate change, as it prevents the release of carbon into the atmosphere. Currently the only real carbon storage option in green building materials comes from n...