Greenhouse in a cold climate / Guides

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...an also be used as a solarium and which are incorporated in Earth-ships with varying levels of success in cold climates ), and free-standing greenhouses that ar...

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...ing a glazing material with a high light-transmittance , like clear glass, on vertical South faces. For maximum performance, you can also angle South-facing gla...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...ing catastrophe that paints itself as a solution to the global housing and climate change crisis. Poppycock. The world is facing resource depletion and a climat...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...in Canada or cold climates! Here is what you can realistically expect from a solarium during each season in a cold northern or central mainland USA climate: W...

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

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...athing was installed leaving a 1/8th inch gap at the seams to provide additional drying capability of the walls along with providing room for sheathing to expan...

Climate change impact of diet
Lifestyle and environment

how your diet affects climate change

...inuous deforestation in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests, hence endangering several animal species including orangutans. Sunflower and safflower are the b...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...as decades after basement insulation was already standard practice), he speaks as if insulating below grade thermal mass walls was his own idea, and gave home i...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...age is not being able to heat your home. Lighting with candles and eating a cold dinner is manageable, but not being able to keep your house warm in winter is a...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...ing. Some materials within a wall assembly may serve more than one function, air barriers in particular. Many materials within a wall assembly can slow air fl...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...ala Structures In comparison to a basement, building above ground has the advantage of providing more natural light. It also helps maintain clean interior a...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...ater heating, cooking and heating but hey, it's a start! Bhargava and his team developed this bicycle generator to take advantage of the mechanical energy cre...