Open concept design / Guides

LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...open concept living areas. © SeeVirtual Modern 'high performance' homes like this one offer homeowners surprisingly intelligent system automation and a lot more...

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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

...design, product selection and construction. Built by Bala Structures of Wakefield, Quebec, and designed by Anthony Mach of Mach Design , Craig and France-Pascal...

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Sustainably built accessory dwelling units from FabCab
Tiny house

The FabCab prefabricated building

...design: Open concept layout maximizes floor space. Reduced material consumption: Timber frames use less wood than stud framing. Reduced waste: FabCab ut...

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The Fun Box
Tiny house

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

...concept that can make living in small spaces comfortable. For both designers and homeowners, such features are sources of pride to be shown off. They demonstrat...

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Canada's first Net Zero Home
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled house in Canada

...concept of treating the building as an integrated system, the basic principles of building science and how they can be used to design reliable, high performance...

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Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Open-concept kitchen 8. Large windows 9. Two-car garage 10. Walk-in pantry That walk-in closets rank first is no great s...

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The high performance Warburg house by bioi was built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget

...concept for the new home was simple: open, flexible, and efficient. The first problem the architects encountered was a high water table on the building sit...

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Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...open concept home can get by with less, while a heavily partitioned and larger home will obviously have greater lighting requirements. Beyond simply saving...

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Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...design concept created by the L. McComber architectural team for Montreal's Igloofest. The solar igloo known as 'Celsius' can be visited free of charge until Fe...

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Naugler House: the most energy efficient home in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home

...open-concept design. The living area is located to capture the view, with sleeping quarters and utilities located on the lower level. The design has the flexibi...

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The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Open concept and/or dynamic partitions allow complete cross ventilation at each level which feeds into the vertical stairwell shaft creating a stackhouse effect...

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