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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...

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 ...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Bluewater Health’s project efficiently uses our natural res...

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...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...natural ventilation, passive cooling, daylighting, and solar gain were maximized. These were integrated with efficient active systems, such as in-floor radiant ...

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...

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: ...

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 ...

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...

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...