Indoor garden / Guides

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

...indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberries, cherry tomatoes and...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...indoor relative humidity. If it's too high add a dehumidifier into the mix and the problem’s solved. 3-story vertical garden plant wall ...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

Protecting your indoor air quality: Any renovation or building project is exciting, but it can also be exhausting and emotionally taxing. Right at the end ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...indoors, so it only makes sense that we work to ensure healthy indoor air quality. Many building materials contain chemicals that are extremely harmful when inh...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...indoor/outdoor deck, creating a haven away from the wind and allowing an intimate family area that extends the living space into the garden. Much more than ju...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...indoor air quality, it would have no connection to the electrical grid, municipal water supply or sewer system. Our review of this house is based on the CMHC’s ...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...indoors in his Montreal home, Jesse Herbert of Oopsmark developed the Elegant Farm vertical hydroponic system. It's easy to operate, takes up less than 1 square...

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...indoor temperature rises to about 7° Celsius, which is pretty much every house in Canada one would hope. According to Reynolds, the key to the 'Thermal Wrap' ...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...Indoor use: Stored rainwater can be very safely used for toilet flushing and showers. EPA and other research has shown that rainwater harvested using a "first...

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

...indoor living space, they allow you to feel like you are connected with nature no matter the season. But when you look past the initial attraction and instead...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...indoor pools in cold climates if the system is designed to drain back to the pool when not in use. Even if you have to shut the system down during cold weather,...