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MONTAGE BUILDING: Interview with Tedd Benson about off-site assembly and building performance

Based on a philosophy of optimizing for cost and performance rather than compromising, Tedd Benson’s Unity Homes offer…The post MONTAGE BUILDING: Interview with Tedd Benson about off-site assembly and building performance appeared firs...
by Green Building Canada on Feb 27, 2013

To Repair or Rebuild: Part I

Time has a way of treating seemingly similar buildings very differently. More than just the years of abuse from the elements and the course of daily use, the change in priorities and cultural trends of how we live and work ripples through the built e...
by Intercon on Feb 26, 2013

Ecological House Painting: Can It Be Done?

For those wanting to keep it green while painting their homes, there is good news.... more »The post Ecological House Painting: Can It Be Done? appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

Building With Bottles

In a world of diminishing natural resources, architects, designers and builders are always looking for... more »The post Building With Bottles appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

Finding A Job With Your Certification In Sustainability

Today’s new trend is a move towards sustainability on a global level. Just what does... more »The post Finding A Job With Your Certification In Sustainability appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

Moshe Safdie Architect, Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, Singapore

A masterclass in green architecture, the Lotus Flower ArtScience Museum, in Singapure, features 21 gallery spaces totaling 50,000 square feet (6,000 s.m.) that will deliver exhibits from art and science, media and technology, to design and archi...
by Future Architecture on Feb 15, 2013

4 Amazing Benefits of a Hybrid Home

Hybrid homes are increasing in popularity across the UK. This year, more than two million families want to have a new custom built, or self-build, home. Only 15,000 Britons will succeed in achieving this during the coming year due to planning permiss...
by The Alternative Consumer on Feb 11, 2013

OFF-GRID: How one man saved $4,000 a year by taking his home off the grid

East Amwell man lives off the grid in solar-powered home (via NJ.com) EAST AMWELL —…The post OFF-GRID: How one man saved $4,000 a year by taking his home off the grid appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Feb 7, 2013

Ecobuild: A Green Gala for Sustainable Construction

March is a good month for green; St. Patrick’s Day aside, this year March 5-7 are the dates for Ecobuild, an international green gala celebrating sustainable building and construction. It’s going down at the ExCel exhibition and conference centre...
by The Alternative Consumer on Jan 30, 2013

OPEN BUILDING: An interview with Tedd Benson of Unity and Bensonwood Homes

People are constantly changing, yet the homes that they live in, once constructed, are inflexible…The post OPEN BUILDING: An interview with Tedd Benson of Unity and Bensonwood Homes appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 28, 2013

10 Questions You Should Ask a Solar Installation Company

The beauty of solar power is once the system is installed, it delivers completely free power. It emits no carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases. Better yet, it’s cheaper today than ever before. Unfortunately, many homeowners rush into a deci...
by The Alternative Consumer on Jan 28, 2013

KREOD and Kebony – eco-friendly architecture

Feast your eyes on this. No, it’s not a beehive, but in terms of sustainable building, it is pretty sweet. This hexagonal beauty is KREOD, a wonder of eco-friendly organic architecture. The sustainable pavilion was designed by Chun Qing Li, the man...
by The Alternative Consumer on Jan 23, 2013

AIR SEALING: 5 ways air leakage impacts building performance

Air leakage is the movement of air into and out of a building that is…The post AIR SEALING: 5 ways air leakage impacts building performance appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 22, 2013

The Epicurean Etobicoke Condos from Mid $200′s > Great Incentives for Limited Time Only at the South Kingsway Etobicoke Real Estate Project at The Epicurean Toronto

The Epicurean Etobicoke Condos Great incentives on now at the launch of the new Etobicoke Epicurean Condos by The Monarch Group developers. Located in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods, South Kingsway Etobicoke real estate district, The Epicur...

The Benefits Of Green Construction

Increased interest in environmental issues has led many people to seek out more sustainable and... more »The post The Benefits Of Green Construction appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

CONSTRUCTION RECYCLING: Why construction sites should recycle [infographic]

Screen reader version: Recycling by the numbers 13,000 feet of framing lumber the average newly…The post CONSTRUCTION RECYCLING: Why construction sites should recycle [infographic] appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 19, 2013

JUTE: Sustainable reinforcement for concrete has newly discovered benefits

Fashionable people may turn up their noses at jute—the cheap fibre used to make burlap,…The post JUTE: Sustainable reinforcement for concrete has newly discovered benefits appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 17, 2013

CARBON NEUTRAL CONCRETE: Halifax-based CarbonCure working on sequestering CO2 in concrete

Concrete, the world’s most abundant man-made substance, ranks second to coal as the world’s dirtiest…The post CARBON NEUTRAL CONCRETE: Halifax-based CarbonCure working on sequestering CO2 in concrete appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 14, 2013

Even the Slums Can Use Renewable Energy

Why is it that big and wealthy companies can’t afford to switch to sustainable energy... more »The post Even the Slums Can Use Renewable Energy appeared first on Sustainable Energy Systemz.

PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN: A new approach to reduce construction risks

“Some of the most pressing occupational health hazard risks in construction” are associated with masonry…The post PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN: A new approach to reduce construction risks appeared first on Green Building Canada.
by Green Building Canada on Jan 10, 2013


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