Natural lighting / Guides

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...lighting in the built environment affects natural human biorhythms, can lead to fatigue, and reduce our ability to concentrate - especially if the blue light co...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...lighting technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the course of a day. The flat roof design allows for a green roof o...

Mixed interior room lighting
Lighting

Home lighting design

...Natural and certain types of artificial lighting can reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Studies show that people who live and work i...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...Natural lighting: CIRS’ U-shape design maximizes natural daylight and fresh air for inhabitants, who control their environment (light levels, temperature) with ...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Natural lighting Covered parking and entrances Materials chosen to ensure minimal maintenance and maximum thermal comfort Resilience: ...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...lighting gives you the feeling of sitting outside, which can be a helpful delusion during a long Canadian winter. A project like this takes a lot of foresight...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Natural daylight from the skylights can now penetrate the core of house. The energy savings from natural daylight phases well with energy-efficient LED and CFL ...

Pre-fabricated straw bale SIPS panels, an environmental choice
Wall assemblies - new construction

Modern straw bale SIPS construction: high performance, durable, affordable & interesting

...lighting it on fire. Sandwiched between two layers of plaster, it becomes one of the most fireproof houses you could build. Bugs and rodents aren't known to che...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...natural lighting are cornerstones of both sustainable housing and good quality of life. Automated home systems like those found in both Beachaus homes can be ...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...natural lighting keep the house bright with very little energy use. © Craig Anderson © Craig Anderson ...

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

...natural light and heating. It also allowed for a 25kW solar array to be seamlessly incorporated into the design of the home. Community: The project is located...