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Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to add to a ...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...wall assembly that allows for thicker insulation, is ideal for dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems and a very high R-value building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building incorporating a double-stud w...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...wall? What is the most energy efficient wall? What is the most soundproof wall? What is the most affordable wall? That is just a short list of things to consider, and despite many people online saying they have " The Perfect Wall " there isn't one right answer, because honestly the perfect wall system for your ...

Net Zero Energy homes Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton, Alberta

...Green Homes: Advanced wall systems: Different wall systems combined with various technologies are being used to demonstrate diverse methods to achieve Net Zero energy consumption. The showhome and neighbouring home to the West will feature a 12" EnerGard Wall System made with engineered wood and expanded polyst...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a high performance building envelope developed by the Cold Climate Housing Research Centre in Alaska. REMOTE stands for 'Residential Exterior Membrane Outside-in...

Gabion walls can be used for building homes
Concrete and masonry

Gabion Walls - what is a gabion cage & how to build with them?

...walls cost? The nice surprise for gabion walls is how affordable they can be. While a dry stacked stone wall aesthetic adds to the cost of putting up a gabion wall rather than randomly pouring stone in with a mini excavator, it's still considerably more affordable than concrete or rammed earth walls. GABION W...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...walls, or if they require a seamless insulation and higher ‘effective’ R value, you’ll need to up your game a bit. Rockwool mineral wool insulation batts in a wood structure ICF walls are now as affordable as wood There is a lot about ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) walls we don’t love, but there is a lot of go...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open up to the outside. The 360-degree glass fronts, innovative lighting tec...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder? It’s not common to find a reliable ‘green home listing’ or ‘green pages’ in specific regions, so choosing a quality general contractor with experience building efficient homes can be tricky. Here are some tips of where to look, what to look for, and what to avoid. First, start with an internet search...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...walls here : Choosing a house wrap, which is best? How to choose between OSB and Plywood sheathing for Walls The difference between air barriers and vapor barriers How to install siding so walls can dry How to install windows properly in high-performance walls Find more about green h...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...wall look that I quite like. If you want to find and buy safe paints instead of making your own DIY non-toxic paint, see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... About the Author: Leah Fanning is a mother, artist and owner / founder of Natur...