Landscape / 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 ...

Beautiful LEED home in Mulmur, Ontario.
LEED Homes

A beautiful lakeside LEED Platinum home

...landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the rectangular plan, book-ending the open living spaces. + HOUSE is embe...

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,...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...landscape will ultimately determine which groundcovers will perform best in your yard. If you have a bright, sunny area to fill with groundcover plants, there a...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...landscape. To find out more about invasive plant species, consult the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network. Water Efficiency (WE) 3.1 Fixture efficiencie...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...landscape design and build firm that endeavours to create elegant and modern landscapes with a focus on sustainability and longevity for their work. “Plug and P...

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

...Landscape Architect De Waal Developments General Contractor De Waal Developments Photos Cooper and O’Hara Photography, Merle Prosofsky ...

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...landscaper will have their preferred method that they stick to. However you do it, you just need to stick with the underlying principle of creating a base of ma...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...landscape may only include native and/or naturalized species planted in such a way that emulates density and biodiversity of indigenous ecosystems and supports ...

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...landscape architects and specialty consultants. A successful green roof is a combination of engineering, architecture and ecology. A successful green roof also ...

Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

...landscape of energy across Canada. By breaking down silos and enabling Indigenous communities to gain the knowledge needed to enhance their participation in cle...