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Passive house challenge – The Ice Box Challenge

The Passive House Standard for low-energy buildings is being put through its paces in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. The Ice Box Challenge involves putting two identical 720-kilogram blocks of…

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Fixtures for your Sustainable Minded Home.

Being a steward of the environment means evaluating how many resources you and your family consume and consistently looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The good news is that it’s pretty…

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Owners show off Prairies’ first energy-efficient ‘passive home’

Jim Spinney and Holly Ann Knott have one of the most unique homes in the Prairies – even though they don’t really want that designation. “We don’t want to remain unique,” Knott told CTV Saskatoon….

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5 steps to a sustainable, energy-efficient home

For the 21st-century home, building with environmental sustainability in mind is a must. A sustainable, energy-efficient home makes the most effective use of building materials and natural energy….

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Who Needs A Shovel? Paramus Family Melts Snowfall Away

PARAMUS, N.J. Unlike most New Jerseyans, the Parikh family of Paramus couldn’t wait for Winter Storm Jonas — it let them try out their one-of-a-kind geothermal/solar snow-melt system for the first…

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3 ways to make old homes more sustainable and energy efficient

You don’t need to start from scratch to have a more efficient home. Find out how you can boost your home’s environmental credentials with some smart retrofits. Building regulations require today’s…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking. …

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Windows details to help keep buildings comfortable

Windows provide light, air and views. They also affect heating and cooling loads through several heat transfer mechanisms. When choosing windows to reduce cooling loads, the goal is to control…

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Wool Insulation: Healthy and Safe Spaces

Ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners are excited about using healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and…

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Your Air-Conditioner is bad for the planet

We may be in the clear when it comes to heat domes, but it’s still really hot. More than half of the country has had temperatures in the 90s in the last week, prompting many people to find relief in…

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