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Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...virtual celebrations and events Earth Day organizers have already changed gears and put together Earth Day Live via Facebook , where you can find a number of virtual events to attend. Here we have compiled a short list of other virtual Earth day events and resources for kids for those wishing to participate at a sa...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...virtual jungle of plants to see a measurable improvement in air quality. However, from a quality of life and design perspective, these make for very cool living rooms. Having potted plants in a home makes it more welcoming and relaxing; a living wall ensures you have an abundance of such greenery. And an automated sy...

The Top Twelve Green Building Trends for 2020
Planning and Design

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

...Virtual/ Augmented Reality in construction Virtual Reality, also called Augmented Reality has been around for a few years now, but the construction industry found a plethora of new applications for it in 2019 like safety training that are sure to continue to be developed in 2020. Virtual reality allows users to exp...

Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
Healthy indoor air quality

Why you should Never Install Air-Con in a Home with a Vapor Barrier

...virtual buffet of easily digestible materials. The inclusion of a poly vapor barrier in the mix creates a dining atmosphere for mold with a 5-star rating. Increasingly easy meals: Board lumber > plywood > OSB > hardboard > particle board > paper. Particle board image via Wikimedia To build the structures o...

Healthy Home Offices - Natural Biophilic Design Ideas
Interior design and furnishing

How do you create a healthy home office? With Biophilic Interior Design

...virtual company’ in the form of ‘coffee shop sounds’ or ‘office sounds’ that will give you some sense of an active environment without stealing your focus. Instrumental music is easy to find if you search words like ‘ambient, music, concentration, focus, study’. Music is nice, but it’s tough to get a report done if y...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The Kenogami House: Energy systems in Net Zero Energy Home Design

...virtual energy laboratory, and in constant evolution. Every system of this award-winning home is innovative from the heating and ventilation systems to the production of domestic hot water. Energy systems as advanced as this have never been seen together before, and collectively make this house in a harsh climate possi...