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Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...roof with people wanting heat security at home, particularly the people who may have lived in a school gymnasium or with their in-laws for those two gruelling w...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...roof or floor cavity of a home. When that moisture laden air reaches a layer inside the interstitial structure (or simply put, wall or roof cavity), that is at ...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...roof is low-hanging fruit as far as keeping material and labour costs down. It also lends itself well to a vegetative green roof. A slab-on-grade with a polis...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

The University of British Columbia has opened the most sustainable building in North America, a $37 million 'living laboratory' that will help to regenerate th...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

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

...living in it. The ‘Toronto Healthy House’ design concept As a semi-detached, three-bedroom, 1700 square foot home, in size this is nothing out of the ordina...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...living floors. The dangers from radon gas are from long-term exposure, so as long as you don’t use your basement as living space, going down to put on a load of...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...roof financing starting in 2019 makes generating renewable energy more affordable, and in some cases even profitable. Tesla solar roof tiles are now in V3 a...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...roof are photovoltaic cells that charge batteries which then powers interior lights and the outdoor LED display . © Raphaël Thibodeau Us: Is this shelter a firs...

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...roof to gain space. See our pages on insulating roofs for solutions. Ice damming and condensation from poor roof design in an older home...

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

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...living space into the garden. Much more than just a beautiful face, designed from the outset to stringent LEED ® certification standards, and with the possibi...