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Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...usable and/or recyclable, which is not the case for polyurethane. Hemp wool has many other benefits when used as an insulation choice. It is non-toxic, it red...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...USA & Canada are good enough, remember that the building code essentially defines the worst performing home you are legally allowed to build. Depending which st...

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks
Healthy indoor air quality

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

...USA & Canada There is a natural and Formaldehyde-Free alternative to MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) made of rice straw hitting the green building market soon...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

The most common practices currently employed for finishing basement interiors as living space rarely account for the impacts that come with the added moisture ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

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

Crawlspace insulation - be careful to get it right A crawlspace comes with all the downsides of a basement, but it is just too low a space to be functional e...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...USA, focused on developing products that can restore the balance between humans and nature. To that end, they have designed Trinity, the portable vertical axis ...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...USA. Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spoke at the National Press Club as part of the event and emphasized the importance...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...USA & Canada see here , or for specifics about the differences between PHIUS & PHI certification for Passive House see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Gu...

Flow Frames: A father and son revolutionize beekeeping and put honey o
Food production

Flow Frames: Revolutionary beekeeping puts honey on tap.

...USA Author of Beekeeping Naturally and one of USA’s most famous beekeepers “The bees took to it quite quickly and filled the box in a couple of weeks. The hon...

Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...USA & Canada. Renewable energy is a hot topic, not just in green building circles, but all across the globe. The need is urgent, the products are improving an...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

Why is Radon a Problem in USA & Canada? Radon gas is cancer-causing radioactive, invisible, odourless and tasteless in water and air, and we are surrounded b...