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Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Tiny house

DIY Tiny House for less than $3,500

...House. Since first building this sweet little home on wheels, she has actually completed two more. If you're interested in DIY Tiny House projects, be sure to check out her blog where she writes about small house building projects and low-impact living - and if thinking of buying a Tiny House on wheels for sale locally...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...house, the LEED V4 Platinum Wakefield House with solar air heated floors. And For more DIY Green Home Building Videos suscribe to our YouTube channel to see the the Edelweiss House being built from the ground up. Cork flooring installation guide: Now that you know all about Cork Flooring Installation, check the E...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...DIY video of how to lay down tubing for our radiant floor in the Edelweiss House. We have a 10 zone system, allowing floor temperatures in each room to be controlled independently. HePex tubing was provided by Uponor, who also use building plans to give customers a zone plan to follow making the install quick and easy,...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...DIY video about choosing the best LED bulbs and DIY lighting fixture installation tips. LED bulbs are here to stay, it's time to make the leap. The colours are warmer now, the bulbs are dimable and the price is coming down. Incandescent bulbs give off lots of unwanted heat, which in summer months makes your air condi...

Radiant floor heat in a bathroom
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor installation

...house high-efficiency heating systems. See other videos such as DIY radiant floor tube installation and episode 1 of our green home building guide, how to build a passive solar home . Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive solar home design , Passive House contruction , how to build sl...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...house gas emissions , national energy and water consumption and waste diversion. The results were compelling: A 312,006 C02e tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which equates to taking 58,980 cars off the roads for a year. Energy savings of 1,600,321 eMWh, enough to power 54,307 homes in Canada for a full...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your trousers on in the morning! The LEED for Homes ready modern style tiny house prefab home kit - Le Refuge LEED, Passive House & Net Zero Energy ready prefab hom...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...houses. So a slightly more aesthetic design might be required in a house than in a workshop or garage to store some of the heat generated by a passive solar air heating system. Specifically with greenhouses built in cold climates , they have a tendency to overheat in the day but sometimes get too cool at night for yo...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...house on wheels that has to meet highway regulations for vehicle size. It’s a bit more like a bijou 2 bedroom condo than a tiny house, and with a few benefits that make it more liveable than your average tiny house, like being able to stand up in your bedroom while pulling your pants in in the morning. Or having friend...

DIY Bidet Installation Video - Save on Water & Paper
Bathrooms

DIY Bidet installation video

...diy project Now that we have you on the edge of your toilet seat wondering ‘how do I get myself a bidet and help save the world’… check out our DIY bidet installation video below, and compare different models of bidet kits online here . Now that you know about the water efficiency of bidets , learn more a...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

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

...house in Canada, back when he first built it in 2004, and he included a DIY gray water recovery system because there wasn't a commercially available solutions available back in the day. Emmanuel’s system required the installation of a large concrete holding tank in the basement with a sand filter. It requires a bi-we...