Greenhouse / Guides

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...

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...

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...

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...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...greenhouse gases generated overall. This role is being acknowledged internationally at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 meetings in Paris on Dec. 3, when ...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...greenhouse gas emissions. According to a 2011 report by the Telework Research Network, if compatible workers in Canada spent just two days working from home e...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...greenhouse gases through energy efficiency and renewable/low-carbon energy supplies. "Every building is designed for a specific range of conditions, such as p...

Natural gas fireplace
Heating with gas and oil

Heating with natural gas

...greenhouse gas footprint at least 20% higher than coal, and according to the journal Climatic Change , "perhaps twice as great". Methods for heating with natu...

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...

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...

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