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The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

Three years ago, professor Lucas Brown’s students in Green Mountain College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny ...

Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...power? Yes, smart door locks have electronic features that need power to run. They are not hard-wired to your home (that would be tricky the way a door opens ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towards limiting the impact of urban ...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...power at the well head for the pump, no additional power lines would need to be run to the well, so there is no added hassle or cost difference whether installa...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...power to load pellets. So in the event of an extended power outage, you might get a bit chilly. Solutions to that can be either a dedicated battery backup, or a...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...power from the existing panels. If trackers allow you to get sufficient power from fewer panels, they could justify the extra costs. However, moving parts fail;...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

Tesla is a powerful brand that when riding on its track record of Electric Vehicles needs to do little but step into a market to get glowing accolades. Some of...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...green house gas contributor), that's where solving the problem starts too. The biggest culprits for releasing harmful green house gases are spray-polyurethane...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...green' homes can help save the planet, but some of them may also save the individual. Predictions for the future vary from the ignorantly blissful to the apocal...