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Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce roof’ with all its benefits, including the fact that growing food in soil is what allows it to be certified organic. LEED Gold grocery store green roo...

Chicago green roof
Urban planning

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

...roof with a living green roof, they've saved 34% of heat loss in winter, and have reduced summer heat gain by 84%. Though a green roof can be double the price o...

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre roof ‘petals’ that float above curved rammed earth and concrete walls. The Living Building Challenge is a building certification program, and the hardes...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office roof and ground-level landscaping. The green roof forms part of an accessible terrace outside the fourth floor cafeteria that provides panoramic views of ...

New Tiny House Laws in San Jose California Passed
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses on Wheels Approved in San Jose, California

...Roofing: Roofs shall have a minimum of a 12:2 pitch for greater than 50 percent of the roof area and not be composed of wooden shingles; - Extensions. All ext...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...roof. Sustainable Landscape The house has been designed to sit within the natural landscape, with an extensive green roof and native plantings. The farm...

The Top Construction Trends for USA & Canada in 2021!
Climate Change

Our Top Home Building Trends for 2021!

...Green building trends for 2021 Here is what we’ve found to be trending in green building circles and online search and purchase data: Water saving low flow ...

Heat Reflective Paint for Roofs & Walls, Does it Work?
Products and Materials

A new reflective paint can reduce energy consumption & lower cooling bills building products and techniques , along with time tested passive heating and cooling strategies in the Ecohome Green Building Guide and on the following ...

Tesla Solar Panel Special Offer USA September 2019
Renewable Energy

Solar Panels Special Offer from Tesla in US - September 2019!

...roof, or discovered after installation that you needed to carry out roof maintenance, it would cost $1500 to remove them. Yesterday even that barrier disappea...

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California!
Policy and Regulations

Tiny Houses are going to be legal in Santa Cruz, California! roof. If there is a green eco friendly Tiny House anywhere, this one is it! Where are Tiny Houses Legal? As we’ve seen in California, many cities ar...

Carbon Tax USA & Canada - If it brings investment to lower carbon then it's good
Policy and Regulations

Carbon tax in Canada or USA – How More Tax might be a Good Thing

...roofing your home . These things will pay back over time, and help build a cleaner economy and more green jobs too. But even more importantly, your kids will th...