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'Our House' fundraiser Jamboree in Ormstown, Quebec
LEED Certification

Habitat for Humanity 'Our House' fundraiser concert

The New Frontiers School Board in Ormstown, Quebec has been documenting the design process of a high performance home that will be built by their students, the...

LEED Certification

OUR HOUSE: a community home building endeavour

...Our House project. Manufacturers supplying materials It takes more than students and hammers to build a house; it takes materials. And the construction indu...

Teachers experimenting with insulated I-joists as wall studs
LEED Certification

Webisode # 2 following a carpentry school that is making big waves in Quebec

...our Quebec sister organization Ecohabitation are honoured to support this initiative, so a big thank you to the New Frontiers School Board for giving us the opp...

New Frontiers School Board 'Our House' team
LEED Certification

Quebec carpentry students attempt LEED v4 certification on home that will be donated to Habitat for Humanity

...Our House' project has served an invaluable purpose in the life of the Carpentry Program at our Centre. Students know that working on the project is not a right...

USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
Design

Kaplan Thompson Earthship Farmstead home receives high praise from the USGBC

...our clients with a simple request, “We want a house where our sheep can graze on our roof”. No problem! Our clients were looking to build a farmstead in the V...

Help Us to Help You - 3 Min Survey - Why Eco Homes are the Future
Ecohome

How Can We Help With Your Green Home Project?

...our green home building guide, DIY green home building videos on our YouTube channel, and a sustainable advice forum online. We have built cutting-edge LEED Pla...

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!

...house movement where fully autonomous Tiny Homes and coach houses are being built in backyards. A coach house or laneway house is not much bigger than a Tin...

Smart Homes of the Future, Survey reveals what Adults & Kids think sustainable
Innovation

The Future of Smart Homes, a recent survey explores how our homes will change to respond to climate change

...house Windows that change shade in reaction to external light so you can keep your house warm or cool without having to use radiators or air conditioning To...

Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declared by UK Architects
Climate Change

UK Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

...our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commis...

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

...our world, and where we learn - or don’t learn - to respect our neighbours, including our nonhuman neighbours. Sustainably built townhouse development in Va...

Hurricane proof home
Design

Hurricane-proof home

...our property and homes, but for personal safety as well. *** The ever-increasing threat of devastating hurricanes and tornadoes has inspired students from t...