Landscape design / Guides

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...landscape design and forest gardening, taking in the general concepts of Permaculture can help tremendously. An edible forest can feature a number of natural ...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...Design Studio Inc. is a Toronto based landscape design and build firm that endeavours to create elegant and modern landscapes with a focus on sustainability and...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...design is a collaboration between De Waal Developments and Designex Consulting Owner Koen de Waal Landscape Architect De Waal Developments General Contrac...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...Designed for a client with environmental sensitivities, +HOUSE is a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not sacrifice desi...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...landscape, it's safe to say that the Archipod team met their goal and then some. With its circular design, 3' 4" polycarbonate dome roof and gull winged door,...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...designed to include elements that nurture the innate human attraction to natural systems and processes. Each of the six established Biophilic Design Elements mu...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

This is designed to offer only an overview of the 19 LEED for homes prerequisites that must be met for certification. Not all categories have prerequisites, an...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...design and product choice in interlocking paver stones which will help you retain and manage stormwater that falls within your property. When patios and drive...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...designed to maximize space by eliminating the need for walkways as found in traditional row gardening or with raised beds. The design is also intended to be dra...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Designs , Passive Solar heating design , LEED certified homes & Zero Energy Homes all of which is accomodated in the design of the EcoHome prefab kit homes whic...

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Designer / Landscape Architect O2 Planning + Design Architect Group 2 Architects Structural Engineer BEI Engineering Mechanical Engineer AME Group Elect...