Greenhouse / Guides

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...greenhouses - see choices for greenhouse materials here Irrigation system: The greenhouse used for food production has an irrigation system with water pumpe...

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

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

...greenhouse in this blog . Greenhouse windows © Ceres Greenhouse Solutions 5. In the summer you can help keep your greenhouse cooler by...

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

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

...greenhouse. Without mincing words, my first thought is – you’ve got to be joking. Anyone who builds and lives in a tiny house, and wants a greenhouse for growin...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...greenhouse gas emissions than that of wood. In effect, building with wood is a measure that can help combat climate change, provided that an equal amount of n...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...greenhouse extension, both of which house an aquaponic farm within. With traditional aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water creating a toxic environme...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...greenhouse gas emissions , national energy and water consumption and waste diversion. The results were compelling: A 312,006 C02e tonne reduction in greenhous...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...greenhouse gas emissions than standard constructions and use 66 per cent less electricity. Meanwhile, around 51 per cent less potable water is used compared t...

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

...greenhouse for growing ornamental plants or perhaps food, that presents even greater concerns. A greenhouse full of plants will have high levels of relative hum...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, industry and building sectors. This will be backed by an investment of $ 1.9 billion annually over the next fi...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...greenhouses but are best not used in exterior walls of homes, for a number of reasons. Older windows might not have had the best performance record, even in the...

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 ...