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The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre
Architecture

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 hardest to a...

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...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

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...

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...

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!

Living in a Tiny House in California is getting easier all the time. The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors recently voted 5-0 in favor of ordinances to le...

Zero Waste to Landfill Project - Australian Supermarket Coles steps up
Lifestyle

Zero Waste to Landfill Pilot Project - Australian Grocery Store Coles

...living in North America, I can say that the two are pretty much on the same level when it comes to plastic packaging issues. Albeit, certain areas of North Amer...

Green Roof on Canadian Grocery Store
Environment

Green Roof on Canadian grocery store offers truly local produce

...roof to be sold to their own customers. There are other buildings that have hydroponic food production on roofs, but it is the soil that makes it qualify as a ‘...