Roofing

Durable roofing products and green roof construction

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Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre

Living roofs: the secrets to success

Learn the steps to creating a successful green roof - concept, design and maintenance.

Ice dam

What causes ice dams and how to fix them

Ice dams form at the bottom of roofs, letting water penetrate and cause damage to the interior of walls and roofs.

Frost in attic

Why is there frost in my attic?

A roof leak isn't really a roof leak if it’s leaking on a sunny day. It's more likely an accumulation of frost finally melting.

Living green roof on the Edelwiess house

DIY green roof installation video

A living green roof can last far longer than many other roofing systems when installed properly.

Mineral wool insulation in roofs

Mineral wool batts being installed in roof for a total of R95

Metal roof with solar panels

How to choose roofing materials

Choose durable roofing materials that will last through wind, precipitation and exposure to U.V rays.

Living green wall

Living walls: what they do and don't do

Bring nature into your home with a living green wall, but don't count on it for air purification.

Dog strangling vine invasive species

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

How to identify and choose plants that are native to your region.

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

Despite the good intentions, Earthships in cold climates can't work because they contradict the laws of physics.

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawber...

Solariums in cold climates

Solariums in cold climates won't heat your home

Solariums and sunrooms in cold climates will not add heat to a homes as commonly thought.

News

Chicago green roof

Toronto Bylaw to Mandate Green Roofs

Toronto will soon see an explosion of green space in the downtown core as residential and commercial buildings comply with new bylaws. In the process we will...

Bosco Verticale, The World's First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale, the world's first vertical forest

Vertical forests and vertical agriculture have long been dreamed of to help meet the need for urban food production and green space, but nothing ever got pas...

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

2015 Award Winning Project: Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office

It's that time of year when the Canadian Green Building Awards are granted. Among this years winners: MEC's Head Office

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

Designed to exceed LEED Platinum status, architects Perkins + Will are pursuing the Living Building Challenge with the The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor ...

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