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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Environmentally Friendly Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Everyone expects big bills in the winter keeping our family warm as the cold weather sets in, but sometimes the summer weather can cause your power usage to spike as air conditioning is switched on to keep things cool. If you want to keep cool in a sustainable way, there are a few options you can consider. USE EARTH POWER A geothermal heat pump is a great way to harness the natural power that is in the earth. A geothermal heat pump draws

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Zero Power Air Conditioning

It’s beginning to get into the season where you can’t escape the heat. One way or another, Mother Nature is going to make you melt in a pool of sweat, whether it’s the heat – or humidity – that gets to you. Luckily, Mother Nature has also provided a zero power air conditioning system or two for us to take advantage of without adding to global warming … global warming - which means, more heat. The common consensus of opinion is

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