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Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated system such as this also means your plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall or vertical garden) is not a cheap feature to ad...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open up to the outside. The 360-degree glass fronts, innovative lighting tec...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...green'. The wall structure of Ben Hayward's 180 square foot tiny house is his own grid-like design of plywood, and is insulated with mineral wool, a recycled stone dust insulation . The wall thickness and levels of insulation vary slightly, with the weakest point of the wall being R48, which is about double that of y...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire for a better connection to the home’s natural surroundings. Green space is increased with the installation of green roofs and the replacement of the paved backyard with a plant-filled oasis. Through careful spatial organization, passive strategies such as...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...walls here : Choosing a house wrap, which is best? How to choose between OSB and Plywood sheathing for Walls The difference between air barriers and vapor barriers How to install siding so walls can dry How to install windows properly in high-performance walls Find more about green h...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...wall construction © Bala Structures On the inside of this 2x8 wall is the polyethylene air/vapour barrier. Inside of that is a 2x4 utility wall, holding all of the electrical, plumbing, and data cabling. This wall is also insulated with Roxul batts. Finally, a standard layer of sheetrock covers the interior walls. ...

How to insulate basements properly
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...wall 2x4 stud wall with mineral wool batts in cavities drywall with latex paint as vapour retarder. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE Interior insulation only: mineral wool board or EPS foam as thermal break against concrete wall 2x4 stud wall with mineral wool batts in cavities drywall w...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...wall finished with 7/16’’ oriented strand board [OSB] taped and primed with the OSB as the air and vapour barrier . 2x4 service cavity wall insulated with blown fiberglass with a binder, then completed with 1/2’’ drywall. The roof covering is an 80%+ recycled composite polymer-based product that resembles slate t...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...green home build Architect Designed Le Refuge modern green prefab kit home which is ideal for Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Main & New Hampshire Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership, see her...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...living areas. © SeeVirtual Modern 'high performance' homes like this one offer homeowners surprisingly intelligent system automation and a lot more control over their living environment. With that comes increased comfort and higher energy efficiency. It might seem a little intimidating at fi...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...living room wall. Storage was designed into the home, but the building was located on the lot to allow for a secondary building such as a workshop or storage shed to be built onsite within municipal bylaws. Cost, affordability and payback Construction costs: The construction budget, not including excavation, ...