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

Moving to the country - living a rural lifestyle 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 tele-comuting. Some of the more progressive companies are realizing the benefits of allowing people to work from home, such as worker satisfaction and savings ...

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 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, contributing 12 per cent of the country's overall emissions by sector. Emissions from the Canadian building sector have dropped in Canada since 2005 even as the ...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

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

Naikoon Contracting Ltd . is embarking on a new residential project that's expected to achieve some of the highest green residential construction standards in the country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some of the most advanced sustainable systems an...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
Tiny house

Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard 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. The best part about tiny houses is that you need to be clever with space use, which leads to things like sliding walls and secret compartments, making them...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home, heating costs are approximately 75% less than the average Yukon home. More statistics and features included in this home: Double stud walls with no thermal bridging Greywater heat recovery system Electric baseboard heaters (98% of Yukon electricity is renewable) Heating costs are 50% lower than an ...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood Find out how to make that work! Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel vs. concrete buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone to country leaves you no time to bother with finding an outlet or adapter to charge your phone, which is bound to power-down sooner or later. The Epiphany onE Puck is the answer to your problem. You can now multi-task to the max! Use that cup of coffee to recharge both you and your smart phone at the same time....

Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA, so a more local product may be available depending on your location. FabCab offers prefabricated component buildings in four standard sizes starting at 550 square feet perfect as Tiny Houses on foundations rather than wheels, and also offer custom design work. Different packages are available starting with j...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits Ottawa has long allowed secondary rental units in homes, but allowing the construction of backyard coach homes is new as of 2017. What's new since 2020 is that local prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here that can be supplied prebuilt and finished, and delivered ready to connect up to services a...

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

Gray water recycling 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 statistic makes Canadians one of the highest per capita consumers of water on the planet. Gray water recycling Since gray water is whatever you send down you...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities 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 measures can be taken to benefit the environment. The theme of this year's World Green Building Week was greener buildings, better places, healthier people, which hi...