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The village of Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix
Choosing where to live

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle

...country. Some options that you might like to investigate are jobs in your community, agriculture production, or if most of your work is by computer, look into...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...country for LEED for the second year in a row. The Canadian government names buildings as the fourth leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, c...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some of the most advanced sustainable systems and ec...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
Tiny house

Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

...country with no snow load to contend with. It may also need to include some 5/8 drywall before you'd sell a cardboard house with a woodstove to a firefighter. ...

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

Gray water recycling

...country will consume about 20 to 30 litres of water per day, research shows that the average Canadian generates over 300 litres of waste water each day . This s...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...country, heating costs are approximately 75% less than the average Yukon home. More statistics and features included in this home: Double stud walls with ...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...country. Some constructions opened their doors to the public - such as One One One Eagle Street in Brisbane - to give people a first-hand look at what measure...

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?
Bathrooms

Are low-flow shower heads worth the money?

...country, even in Quebec where they are among the cheapest, you will still see a savings of $102 annually in exchange for a one-time purchase, ranging in price f...

How solar panels work
Solar photovoltaic

All about solar panels - the different options and how they work

...country and internationally. Their current projects include research into net zero energy solar buildings and homes (like the EcoTerra Project in Alouette, Québ...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...country and globally,” says Thomas Mueller, president and CEO of the CaGBC. “Our national efforts are timely, and tie-in well to the Buildings Day that will be ...

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...country, so a more local product may be available depending on your location. FabCab offers prefabricated component buildings in four standard sizes starting ...