Modular homes / Guides

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...Homes Inc. In Calgary Alberta, In partnership with Brookfield Residential Properties, has just started construction on a community of 27 net zero homes , the fi...

The Fiction Factory Wikkelhouse tiny house made of carboard
Tiny house

Wikkelhouse: A tiny house made of cardboard

Seriously, no pun intended - it's just hard not to describe the cardboard Wikkelhouse as anything other than an extreme case of thinking outside of the box. It...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...modular and double-sided functional wall panels allow for easy versatility in room layout. When the Fincube is used as a living space, the functional wall ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia in remote locations. It quickly became clear that conventional site-built construction would not work, given the short construction season and the ne...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself, but they need the clientele to get experience, and oftentimes clients are apprehensive about breaking from the norm, making it a catch 22 situation for t...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...modular floorboards (instead of through walls or ceilings) at each workspace, offices can be reconfigured overnight. Green IT: CIRS has no desktop computers or ...