Trends / Guides

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

...trends we are seeing are very encouraging, as we seem to have inadvertently transitioned to a low-carbon economy while we weren’t looking. And they said it couldn’t be done… There is, however, one growing lifestyle and housing trend that could put a significant burden on greenbelts and small towns surrounding large u...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...trends and promote sustainable practices for building with wood. Now you know all about wood framing and choosing the right materials, read more on these pages : Building with recycled shipping pallets How to identify non-toxic pallets for furniture and inside homes Which is better, OSB or p...

Tesla Solar Roof Cost Comparison, Competitors & Reviews
Solar photovoltaic

Are Tesla solar roofs worth the money? Are there any competitors? Our take on the future of BIPV

...trends for 2020 . Now you know more about the Tesla Solar Roof, Cost, Competitors & What our reviewers think, find more info pages about Solar PV & sustainable & resilient green building techniques here : Choosing between solar trackers & fixed solar panel mounts All about solar panels - the diffe...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...trends of 2020 . Remember that some of these steps are cyclical, in that you need some basic and accurate information before you get into details. Having an initial maximum budgetary comfort-zone for your new sustainable home build is the starting point, then getting an idea of lot costs in your targeted build areas,...

Hydraloop gray water recovery and treatment systems
Greywater Recycling

At last, a compact & easy to maintain solution for gray water recycling & treatment - the Hydraloop

...trends of recent years are smart home features, as we now have the ability to control many of the systems of our homes from smart phones. Home automation features such as programable thermostats, door locks, even skylights and blinds can be controlled remotely to help passively heat and cool a home. The cool Hydraloo...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

Working with charitable housing groups like Habitat for Humanity, the CaGBC will administer free registrations and certifications under the internationally-recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other build...