Concepts design / Guides

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance optimal surface colours [i.e. reflectance] and insulation combinations to minimize building energy consumption, though increased insulation will probably...

Edible Perennials

A guide to growing edible perennials. and forest gardening, taking in the general concepts of Permaculture can help tremendously. An edible forest can feature a number of natural layers. Fr...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...Concepts and over 100 Features that address behavior, design and operations. “The Canada Green Building Council is excited to be working with GBCI, our long...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area with a single pitched shed style roof Resilient design, using well-chosen design details and high quality components, so that house will age well over ...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification home built in the 1970's in Saskatchewan by a team led by Harold Orr, designer of the first modern Passive House that worked , who recently won the Order...

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

...designs right now. Just because North American building codes likely won't recognize that for another 30 years isn't a reason to ignore facts - when building a ...