Living wall / Guides

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...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 add to a home,...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...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 ...

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 from the outside Adding extra insulation to the exterior walls of an older home when renovating or remodeling is a great way of improving a home's walls...

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

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...living space with a maximum highway width of 8.5 feet. That almost always leads to poorly-insulated walls with poor energy performance. It also leads to the use...

The Fun Box
Tiny house

The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...living. We see this often in the Tiny House Movement; it is that very concept that can make living in small spaces comfortable. For both designers and homeowner...

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

...walls, solid windows and doors. This provides the house with a substantial cozy feeling and comfortable healthy living. And, just to repeat, the $77 a year he...

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 ins...

Solariums in cold climates won't heat homes unless carefully designed and built
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

...wall and accessed through a door. Roofs are sometimes glazed, but not necessarily. Other solariums are permanently integrated into the living space and cannot b...

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 a...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...wall exterior wall. That translates into - less building materials to purchase, less labour, less exterior wall for heat loss and the same amount of living spac...

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

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...wall 2" mineral wool board or EPS against interior concrete wall 2x4 stud wall with mineral wool batts in cavities drywall with latex paint as vapour reta...