Technology / Guides

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...technology that enables the production of natural insulation batts made from meadow grass fibers, has many of the same properties as our other favorite natural ...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...technology, called "The Most Resilient House in North America" by Alex Wilson, founder of the Resilient Design Institute. The PSI program is the brainchild of...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...technology keeps getting better and the price keeps dropping. In some places it makes great sense as you can feed the grid with energy and end up making a tasty...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...technology of bicycle generators has slowly but consistently improved to the point where energy producing pedal bikes are even being used in large scale public ...

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

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Technology. John Mandyck serves as chief sustainability officer for United Technologies Climate, Controls & Security. He assesses global environmental trends ...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...technology. Now you know more about calculating the carbon footprint of homes & buildings using the EC3 calculator from Skanska you can register to us...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

A typical washing machine can use up to 87 litres of water per load, not to mention its ability to eat up electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...technology - a direct vent propane wall heater. These have been used for many years in garages, workshops, cabins in the woods, as well as in quite a number of ...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...Technology transfer The Saskatchewan Conservation House was the start of a revolution in building in Canada and around the world. For those of us that were on...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...technology for the planet's benefit! Later, at the University of Saskatchewan, he got more technical with his concerns, studying air leakage in homes, and the...

Epiphany 0nE Puck
Renewable energy

A 'Stirling' idea for charging your cell phone

The idea behind the Epiphany onE Puck is simple: use a Stirling engine powered by heat disparities (a hot or cold drink, a candle, ice, etc.) to fully charge y...