Flat roof / Guides

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide video...

Solar thermal collectors

Product of the month: Solar water heater with overheating protection

...roof deck on the most south-facing roof. This is for both aesthetic and functional reasons – sleek looking panels lying flush on a roof deck are less obtrusive ...

Solar thermal collectors

All about solar thermal collectors

...Flat plate solar collectors: Flat plate collector diagram via alternative-energy-tutorials Designs will of course vary, but a typical flat plate colle...

Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofs- intensive and extensive: Green roof © Ecohome An intensive green roof, also known as a ‘rooftop garden’ refers to planting areas that have a dept...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...flat roof design allows for a green roof or the installation of solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. Se...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

...roofs for example, can retain much of the water that falls on them. A green roof (specifically flat ones) can add green space to an otherwise bland concrete l...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...roof could collect 53,000 litres of water. Rainwater collection and storage: A water catchment system for roof rainwater is simple, and can store water for ...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...flat surface, so along with existing basement floors, this is possible in a crawlspace also if it is flat enough - though very few are. Radon mitigation exa...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...roof covering is an 80%+ recycled composite polymer-based product that resembles slate tiles and is supported on trusses with a 32’’ raised heal and 30’’ of loo...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...flat surface where it will simply pool up and be left to the mercy of a hot sun and the natural process of evaporation. Waiting for that to happen is a bit more...

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