Commercial / Guides

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...commercial green roofs: I’ve witnessed numerous commercial living green roof projects fail within the first growing season after completion . This is often th...

"The Boneyard" in Arizona, the world’s biggest aircraft graveyard
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Old airplane fuselage is finding a new life as recycled building material.

...commercially viable repurposing process, aviation aluminum has been overlooked until very recently. © Bio-Luminum CoveringsETC is a Fl...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

...Commercial Beekeeper, Tyagarah Apiaries Australia The Flow™ Frames Indiegogo campaign launches Feb. 22nd, until then, like their facebook page or jump on thei...

Plastic in landfill
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Turning Waste Plastic Into useable Fuel

Though we all diligently cart our plastic to the curb for recycling, the sad reality is that only about 7% of it is commercially viable for recycling, the rest...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...commercial buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial pro...

Backyard solar panels
Grants and incentives

The Ontario MicroFIT program

...commercial energy producers such as the massive solar farm in Sarnia Ontario, the microFIT program is intended to encourage renewable energy projects in small b...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...commercial buildings and retailers are happy to get rid of them. They can be used either in their current form or taken apart and reused as small pieces. Used...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...commercial solutions available for better space management, but custom solutions made to fit your unique space can be as affordable or even more so. Stairca...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...commercial is performed according to the same ecological principles. Types of buildings that are not eligible: Renovations that do not include completely insula...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...commercial brands contain and release far less VOCs than varnishes, so for both environmental and health reasons, natural floor oil is the winner. Aside from th...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...commercial buildings that offer outside views and natural light report higher productivity and worker satisfaction. How passive solar heating and cooling work...