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A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...Off-Grid Yeta Cabin Looks Like a Stack of Wood Lab Zero

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...of wood combustion, where instead of producing heat, heat is absorbed as water trapped inside of the wood is turned into steam and removed from the wood by bein...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...stacking and storing your firewood correctly. Stacking firewood properly: Stacked firewood ready for burning © Ecohome Keep your wood high enough of...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...of certified wood and beetle-killed wood (currently B.C.’s largest source of carbon emissions). Its wood structure locks in more than 500 tons of carbon, offset...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...often get lucky. Reclaimed foam insulation boards © Michel Chenier As an example, the above stack of XPS foam insulation was p...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...of the Beachaus I in the White Rock / South Surrey area of BC near Vancouver, built by Inhaus Developments Ltd. Inside and out the design of this home is not ...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...offer a service of defogging windows, often for about half the price of replacement. This is a solution where we are quite suspicious of the assessment of savin...

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

...of being outside and connected to nature. Appropriately-sized roof overhangs regulate the amount of sun entering the home depending on the season. 100% of the l...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...of your home . Radon gas Radon gas is a relatively unknown household danger. Of the people that have heard of it, not many realize the severity of health ef...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...of Quebec is on renewable power, as is much of British Columbia and a growing percentage of many other provinces. Clean power currently provides a total of 18.9...

Top Tips for Getting a House Ready for Winter
Wall assemblies - renovation

Winter preparation for your home - are you ready for the cold?

...stack effect*) interior warm air is forced out through door locks, and they can freeze up. * The stack effect is the natural and unavoidable exchange of air t...