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Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...plants won't die of thirst due to forgetfulness. Green walls for living rooms © The Bahia Studio A living wall (also known as a green wall, plant wall o...

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

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

...plant, these fabricated walls ensure the ideal moisture content of materials. Being sealed on all sides by wood and plaster further protects panels from weather...

Keyhole Garden
Landscaping

The Keyhole Garden: An Introduction

...plants. Each layer should slope slightly from the inner tower to the outer circle. As the layers begin to grow, build the outer wall to contain them until you...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...walls from the outside Adding extra insulation to the exterior walls of an older home when renovating or remodeling is a great way of improving a home's walls...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 7 tips for growing food in small spaces

...plant for the amount of sun you have. Strawberry plants in a half oak wine barrel - ideal for a smaller space While it's true that many plants will dema...

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

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

...plant material, reds and yellows in the fall, and white and reddish-brown in the winter from the thermally-treated warm-coloured ash decking and wall cladding m...

Solar Air Heating Panels for Homes - How to Build DIY
Solar thermal collectors

All about solar air heaters - DIY or purchased

...plants. Keep in mind that it is more important to keep the roots warm than the plant itself, assuming of course the air stays above zero. If you include a solar...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...walls with the thickest insulation imaginable . Although we planned to use blown-in cellulose insulation – basically plant fibers resembling shredded newspaper,...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...plants and food. In this article, we have spoken to three different owner/builders (all in Quebec but with variable climates) about the construction methods the...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...plant regularly, preferably with a diversified mix of local species of tree (because these by nature are going to be the ones that grow best and support indigen...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...walls below windows causing mold and mildew in drywall and furniture. Condensation is bad news in multiple ways – it indicates where a home has weak spots or ...