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The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...houses , or laneway houses (Vancouver, Canada being an excellent example) . In a landmark appeal case in December 2019 Ontario BCC has clarified building-code making the rules easier to get a permit for legal laneway homes & Tiny Houses in Toronto from May 2020 . Another common sight is to see an older, smaller and p...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...House certification standard or Passivhaus , which is the building code in much of Germany where it originates. It’s also mandatory for new construction in many European cities. Yet, even though it can cost as little as 5 percent more than a conventional house to build, there are just a handful of Passive Houses in Can...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...tiny house style loft space prefab eco home , which doesn't have an enclosed bedroom but is designed as a flexible living space with Murphy bed. Ideal as a cabin for 2, an ADU or a very comfortable prefab home office. If looking for a Tiny Home on wheels for sale - read this first Worth noting that the bonus solari...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...House Program. At that time, council asked staff to report back after the first 100 laneway house applications had been approved, or after 3 years, whichever came first. The 100th laneway house application was approved in July 2010. Council has already mandated the expansion in both the Housing and Homelessness Str...

4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...house gas. As a result of the 1990 Montreal Protocol to ban ozone-depleting gases - mainly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) took their place as the blowing agents for foam insulation. That halted ozone depletion but handed the burden to the climate change file instead. Blowing agents are the g...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...house gas emissions. According to a 2011 report by the Telework Research Network, if compatible workers in Canada spent just two days working from home every week, we could save 390 million litres of gas and 5.2 million barrels of oil annually. The environmental and economic benefits of telecommuting may be obvious...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...Tiny House kit. Light enough to be shipped anywhere in the world, these flat-packed houses can be assembled with nothing more than a drill, a friend and "handyman" level carpentry skills. This is very much a Tiny House for permanent siting, rather than a Tiny Home on Wheels for Sale From their old indiegogo site : ...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...Tiny House construction video of Ben's first design, the 'Hobbit House'. So that covers how to build a tiny home in a cold climate, see other Tiny house designs such as the Tiny Tack Hous e , Built-in storage designs for small spaces , Coach houses , Laneway houses , and learn if Tiny Houses are Good for the En...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...houses because they think they have insulation and they actually don't. Insulating paint often finds its way into a build when there is insufficient space to build properly, so it's sometimes found in container houses and tiny houses as well. People living in homes without proper insulation or the money to undertake ...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

From underneath a bed, under a subfloor or the underside of the staircase, there are many underutilized areas in a home that can make life in a small home a lot less cluttered. Here are some ideas on how to transform dead space into storage space. Use the bottom of the bed as a storage with drawers on wheels...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...Canada , started by 3 like-minded and family-orientated entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to make a difference and do good business with a product that worked well. The easiest way to sum it up is by shamelessly lifting a quote from the Tru-Earth website (we're sure they won't mind!) “Taking care of the environmen...