Greenhouse / Guides

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...greenhouse. There are two main types of greenhouses to consider - those attached to a home and accessed by an interior door (which can also be used as a solar...

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...

HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. What this means for homeowners and buyers, is that before a house can be put on the market it will require an energy audit and r...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for patients, staff and the larger community. Bluewater Health achieved LEED certification f...

Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
LEED Homes

The top 10 countries outside the U.S. certifying buildings with the LEED rating system

...greenhouse gas emissions; create healthier indoor environments for workers, students and community members; and lower utility bills for building owners through ...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide equivalent) economy-wide emissions 26–28% from 2005 levels by 2025 and meeting or exceeding the targets of the federal Clean Powe...

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...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...greenhouse gas. The GWP of HFC blowing agents was as high as 1,430, the GWP of the new HFO blowing agents is 1. You don't need to be a mathematician to know t...