Building : Architecture

5 Reasons You Should Use Shipping Containers for Your Home

Around ten years ago, design firm Zigloo was one of the first Canadian companies to create a home out of shipping containers. Since then, its use has become more widespread and many design and architecture firms are looking for ways they can use it to create chic, sustainable homes. If you’re trying to decide on your next home, below are five great reasons to looking into shipping containers.

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The Power of Passive Solar and Thermal Mass

Episode 63 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/62-power-passive-solar-and-thermal-mass By David Dodge & Duncan Kinney The Ancient Pueblo peoples got free heating and cooling at the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings in what’s now Colorado and they did it without electricity, insulation, natural gas, air conditioning or modern building techniques. This pre-European contact Native American civilization built homes that

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Shipping Container Homes – A Home Sweet Home!

With rough and tough economic times, people are getting creative with how they manage their finances. Having and choosing the right eco-conscious home should be at the top list for everyone would be home owner. As a big and long term investment, having a low priced, quality and environment friendly home is not an easy goal. Not easy, but also not impossible... (Music Please...) Introducing a great green alternative … the Shipping Container

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LEED works: How a green building rating system transformed the construction industry

Episode 108 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/leed-building-industry-transformed By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney   Dominic Ries, Adrienne Lynn and Cam Munro of Clark Builders at the NAIT CAT building project in Edmonton. Adrienne is Clark's green coordinator who visits sites several times a week to ensure Clark is building green so their project can earn LEED certification. Photo David Dodge, Green Energy

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How we built our own Earthship, a radically sustainable, off-grid home on the prairie

Episode 82 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/82-how-we-built-our-own-earthship-radically-sustainable-grid-home-prairie By Duncan Kinney and David Dodge   When you tell people you’re building an Earthship there are two stock responses. First there are the believers. These are the people who’ve watched Garbage Warrior, twice. They want to talk design and permits and timeline. They’re into it. The other

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5 Sustainable Buildings Sure to Inspire.

One of the biggest blocks to making the places we live and work eco-friendly is the way that they are built. Retro fitting green technology can be difficult, but has to be done to make sure we can preserve what we have for a healthy future. A minute percentage of the buildings that dot the landscape have one green attribute, but here is a show case of ten that can be proud of their passion and dedication to their carbon footprint and are just

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