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Sustainably built Prefabricated Tiny houses from FabCab
Tiny house

Tiny Houses: The FabCab prefabricated building WA

...sustainability; they also strove to achieve social sustainability by designing highly flexible dwellings . From their website: "FabCab typically des...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...Design Studio Inc. is a Toronto based landscape design and build firm that endeavours to create elegant and modern landscapes with a focus on sustainability and...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

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

...sustainability challenges. The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) is one of only a handful of buildings worldwide that will provide “net p...

LEED Canada on the rise
LEED Homes

LEED Canada shows strong growth during summer of 2015 including first LEED® v4 certified project

...design, and expects to see $39,530 lowered annual operating costs as a result. Sustainability features include an ENERGY STAR score of 97, active engagement of ...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...designed and built the Kenogami House, which is a model of both sustainability and resilience. Read More... Among his many initiatives, Alex Wilson is an auth...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria...

The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...Design (REED) class built a custom-designed tiny house, a 96-square-foot structure with a sleeping loft “upstairs” and a 300-watt solar powered electrical syste...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...designed by HCMA Architecture + Design , and combined the context of the existing neighbourhood and Passive House principles. Details give a modern flare to the...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...sustainability assessment method for buildings in 1990 (BREEAM)4, but as "the prototype" it was limited in it's scope and for the adaptability to different clim...

Alex and Jerelyn Wilson's Vermont farm
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Creating a farm and building a resilient lifestyle

...Design Institute , Alex Wilson is an internationally renowned authority on resilience in home design. Beyond just homes, 'resilience' can in a way describe a li...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...designed for a specific range of conditions, such as peak temperature, storm surge and average precipitation. Climate change has the potential to undermine some...