Mike Reynolds / Guides

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

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...Mike Reynolds who invented the Earthship, I'm the Mike Reynolds who thinks Earthships in Canada and other cold climates are a bad idea. A coincidence of names; just putting that out there so The Garbage Warrior doesn't get hate mail that belongs to me. Where did the Earthship come from? It first showed up in New Me...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Mike Reynolds, and as Reynolds puts it: "It’s not that hard, you don’t have to blow the bank to have a high-performance house. You just don’t. That’s why we did this project, to show that it could be done affordably.” First and foremost, Reynolds said, is the passive design of the house. “The primary heat source is t...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Mike Reynolds says in the Ecohome trailer video on our YouTube channel (see below or here) " If you can build a house that costs next to nothing to operate at the same price as a traditional house, why would you build one any other way? " and why if looking to build an affordable modern LEED certified or Zero Net Ene...

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

...Mike Reynolds. Their recent LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House is significantly more efficient than our home, and was also cheaper to build, as they did it with only a standard 2x6 wall and lots of exterior insulation. Needless to say, though the house that we have built is a very good one, there are many good ways to pu...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Mike Reynolds ). Harold Orr wishes there were more passive solar energy homes in Saskatoon today, in fact throughout North America; " Everybody should be building the equivalent to the passive house , " he said recently, and EcoHome agrees, though we do have "a thing" for non-toxic homes too, especially as high-effic...