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Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...and will unquestionably pick up dings and scratches through normal wear and tear. Wood floors are susceptible to UV rays and will start to yellow over time; the...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...and builders could learn to make informed choices and build sustainable and energy-efficient homes. A place where a dialogue about the true impacts of building ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...and to ensure relevancy and adoption LEED v4 was reviewed and broken down into positives and negatives by technical advisory groups. Over its three-year develop...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...and alternatives to this grass , not a bunch of fiddle and banjo players jamming in your backyard. The traditional green grass we use to cover our front and b...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...and moisture seal and fills all the tiny holes. This is not a DIY job so it will be among the more expensive options, but it will work well, and best of all ......

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...andards is to ensure safe indoor air quality for occupants , which goes hand in hand with sustainable and eco-friendly building materials. This house has a poli...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...and help balance home temperatures with reduced energy demand for heating and cooling. With very little testing information available we're not comfortable ma...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...and start mixing concrete. The one type of soil that may cause you grief and have you revisit your plans would be if you are building on clay. Clay will expan...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...and essays have appeared in several Canadian journals and newspapers including The Fiddlehead , The Globe and Mail , and PRISM international. Find her at: www.a...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...Tiny Home The Fincube Tiny House The Fincube Tiny House external view The Fincube Tiny...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...and adoption of tiny homes in many ways: The new law specifically Defines tiny houses for the first time as follows: “ Tiny houses ” andTiny houses w...