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Metal roof with solar panels
Roof coverings

How to choose roofing materials

...roofs- intensive and extensive: Green roof © Ecohome An intensive green roof, also known as a ‘rooftop garden’ refers to planting areas that have a dept...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...roof design allows for a green roof or the installation of solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. See mor...

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...roof deck and two door openings, this structure is the ultimate play space for children and adults alike. Recycled wood pallets were chosen as the primary mater...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...wooden roof to carry the added weight of soil on a green roof, and wood is renewable, usually local, and more sustainably harvested than metal. 4. Health: C...

DLT Dowel Laminated Timber
Wood and organic materials

Two new options of mass timber panels

...roofs), with significant advantages over steel or concrete options. There are two products in that general family that have attracted our attention, as they e...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building a home

...roof trusses and floor joists, etc.). Its technical characteristics make it perfectly suitable when large spans are necessary. The list below outlines the diffe...

Celsius Solar Igloo
Solar thermal collectors

Celsius: The solar heated igloo!

...wooden frame covered with a matt black air barrier. In contrast, the completely white interior mimics the traditional and very efficient form of the igloo. Inte...

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

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

...roof Under-slab high performance radon barrier Formaldehyde-free Kitchen Cabinets Split system air to air heat pump installation Air-to-water hybrid ele...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...roof. Starting from the top, the roof itself is through-fastened metal installed over 1x4 strapping. The strapping is placed on top of an ice and water shield f...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...roofing Chosen High-Performance Cladding & Roofing Materials Brands : Maxi Forest, white cedar coating Ideal roof, metal cladding Maçonnex, metal coat...

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