Protecting the environment / Guides

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...they design and construct buildings in the future in order to create a more sustainable built environment. At the same time, the growth of this industry can hel...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...the environment over the course of their entire life, and in the process contaminate the air, soil and water. They find their way into the food chain; in partic...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...the internet. Bhargava says the reason the majority of those who are poor stay poor is because they have no power. He aims to fix this with the The Hans Free El...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...the economies of scale (the volume of air compared to the amount of plants), when you factor in all the variables, it's hard not to conclude that the only truly...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...them, and the existence of certification programs raises the bar on the entire construction industry. The UK’s BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...the weight evenly over the entire surface of the floor rather than having the weight rest entirely on the perimiter footing; this allows for more affordable fou...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...they included all the necessary waterproof membranes on the exterior, interior insulation means the temperature of the concrete will be determined by the temper...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

Find out what's trending in 2020 for Green Home Construction

...the raw materials and shell of the house are often left exposed to the weather for extended periods of time. Kit houses also avoid bad weather delays, labor o...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...the weight evenly over the entire surface of the floor rather than having the weight rest entirely on the perimiter footing; this allows for more affordable fou...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...the environment and their pocketbook." Achieving a score of 92 of a possible 110 points in the rating system, The Earth Rangers Centre is currently the highest ...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...the value they offer in protecting your home from flooding. Alternatively, you can dunk buckets into your sump pit to bail out the water and then empty them o...