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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

...living space for renters with direct access to the university, downtown, and Light Rail Transit. The result is a Net Zero home that produces all its own energy,...

Real estate

Downsizing your home: buying tips for seniors

...roof repair destroying your budget. And if you’re selling a mortgage-free home but haven't saved enough for retirement, renting allows you to invest your home e...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...living blog: a homeowner reflects on the design and building process Tesla Solar Roof shingles review Aquion Energy

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
Tiny house

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...living space. It includes a lounge and fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a spacious luxurious ensuite attached, and that awesome ...

Mobile tiny house
Tiny house

Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...living and the clever multi-functional design aspects that tiny houses inevitably include. But the question remains whether or not Tiny Houses are a good soluti...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...roof, basement humidity, etc. Keep in mind that most homes from the early 70’s and older have lead paint in the walls so if you’re gutting it at all wear a go...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...roof. The north roof is metal. Rigid insulation was used below the floor and on the north wall. Glazing is a mix of polyethene, patio doors and reclaimed ...

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?

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

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...roof . If you live near a windfarm, that's where most of your power comes from. If you live near a solar farm, or a hydroelectric station, same thing, you are p...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...roofs in particular as they notoriously shed eaves troughs as they shed snow. In the absence of eaves troughs (by choice or otherwise), roof water ends up at th...

Concept and design

How to stay on budget when building a home

...roof. This led to the birth of our current company, Belvedair. My training in administration now serves me more than ever, and one of our greatest strengths a...