Earthship Canada / Guides

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Earthship, I'm the Mike Reynolds who thinks Earthships in Canada and other cold climates are a bad idea. A coincidence of names; just putting that out there so ...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

Net Zero Energy Homes pilot program goals The goal of the R-2000 Net Zero Energy homes pilot program in Canada was to improve the performance standards of ho...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

No matter that engineers and architects long ago debunked it, insulating paint still occasionally finds its way into buildings. Powdered ceramic chips that can...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...Canada it peaked at about 2,200 square feet but has dropped in recent years. Today's houses are on average more than twice the size of homes built in the 1940...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...Canada. Ironically, given the common intentions of their advocates and builders, a container house will by square foot of living space end up using more raw mat...