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Hemp cabinetry materials as an alternative to standard wood boards
Ecohome’s new demo house will be a slab on grade with air tubes heated by solar panels.
What to look for in a home if you are downsizing in retirement
Aerobarrier is a non-toxic acrylic spray that quickly and affordably seals air leaks in attics and homes
How to find reliable green home builders in your region
A new manufacturer of hemp insulation sets up shop in Quebec
Three greenhouse owners share their construction methods and experiences.
The Toronto Healthy House was built in 1996, completely independent of municipal water, sewer and electricity systems. Here is a look back at it.
The new Powerhouse standard factors the entire energy consumption and life cycle of buildings from cradle to grave.
How to prepare for emergencies and power outages
Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate.
Learn how to trim down your possessions and find the home that suits you.
The flat plate solar thermal collector from Viessmann has a modulating collector to prevent overheating.
Sensible design, material re-use and using recycling centers can reduce what you send to a landfill.
Recounting the trials — and joys — of building a Canadian home that meets the "Passivhaus" standard.
Choosing the right solar thermal water heater system
The Nail Kicker quickly and easily removes nails from old lumber, saving costs on material purchase as well as waste disposal.