Building Lots & Infrastructure

Finding suitable building lots and managing infrastructure

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Choosing a building lot

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

找到一个合适的建筑用地需要大量的考虑和研究;以下是一些需要注意的事情。出售无法建造的地块并不违法,所以买家要小心。Any number of roadblocks can prevent you from building the house you want, or any house at all, so before you make a purchase make sure you…

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

When Having a Home Built, Making better choices in design & materials is a Wise choice. Even if unconvinced about climate change, Green homes are proven to last longer, are healthier, cheaper to run & Worth More - Total Win. As the effects of climate change become more pronounced every year, it is becoming virtually…

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

The effects of our changing climate aren't just coming anymore, they are here. Building resilient homes helps deal with climate change events, storms, floods, heatwaves, extreme cold, and saves us all money. Future-proofing homes for Climate Change: Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient…

As our climate adapts to human carbon emissions, homes have to change

Changing homes in a changing climate

The risks and costs of climate change: since insurance companies are becoming more aware of the greater threats posed by more severe weather, we had best become more aware as well. We often think of the land underneath our feet as fixed and unmoving. On a calm day, if you sit next to the ocean, it seems quite…

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

更好的房子从第一天起就会更便宜。为什么要建造一个不那么舒适、不那么高效的房子呢?在想象梦想中的房子时,我们可能只有两个共同的愿望——我们都希望用最少的钱买到最好的房子。And we want both of those…

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

如何在膨胀土、地下水位高、承载力差的场地上施工,以及在寒冷气候条件下易受霜冻保护的浅层地基。The soil conditions of some building sites are not suitable for a slab-on-grade foundation with a thickened-edge footing without first beginning with…

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'

Resilient design features for new home construction

Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate. Future-proofing homes: Our society has a collective trust in its commercial building industry to provide us with homes that we assume meet some realistic standard of resilience. They do to an extent, but a very minor…

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

As much as we want to see homes that are built sustainably - they must also fulfil their primary function - to provide safe, comfortable, healthy shelter for families to thrive - so durability and good design is key. I’m writing this during a heat wave in June, 2021, as much of the US and Canada seem poised to…

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

预制房屋使选择建筑师设计的LEED或被动住宅高性能住宅设计变得容易。所有重要的无毒可持续材料的选择都已经做出,添加一个建筑用地,几个月后你就可以在家里干燥(和温暖!)。Prefab Home kits are ideal for Passive House or LEED certified…

Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil

Taking the Living Building Challenge

The Endeavour Centre in Peterborough, ON sets its sights on the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building challenge is one of the toughest green building certifications to complete, and has yet to be achieved in Canada. The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit trade school in Peterborough Ontario, is setting out…

Green homes climate change

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

气候在变化,我们建造家园的方式也需要改变。美国绿色建筑委员会和密歇根大学陶布曼建筑与城市规划学院于2月29日发布了一份具有里程碑意义的报告,描述了绿色建筑如何提高灾难的恢复能力。“Green Building and Climate…


How to improve the water quality in my old Mobile home?

Posted by Ann Meacham Nov. 26, 2020, 7:17 p.m. Drinking water and treatment 1 Responses


Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

How do you make a home with clean air quality?

Posted by Megan Hensler May 5, 2022, 9:23 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Are there non-toxic quartz kitchen counters?

Posted by Jackie kierulf June 27, 2018, 11:08 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 2 Responses

Are air purifiers a good option for keeping my apartment air cleaner?

Posted by Chris George Nov. 14, 2017, 10:53 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the optimal setup for mechanical systems for slab on grade?

Posted by Dave Nuttall July 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Mechanical systems 1 Responses