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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Solar Attic Fans the New Trend in Canadian Ventilation

Using a solar powered attic fan in your attic is gaining popularity here in Canada and other parts of the world. A solar powered attic fan offers clear benefits to your home and the earth, at reasonable costs. It one of the most practical ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and increase the value of your home. During the peak summer months, your attic’s temperature can rise to a frightening 70°c or more. This heat build-up can then

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How to Have a Green Home this 2015

As 2015 is fast approaching you might be considering having a green home. Having such an environment friendly abode brings benefits like: increased resale value, lower utility costs and healthier living. “Green Multifamily & Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market,” a recent report by McGraw-Hill states that 73 percent of single-family builders and 68 percent of multifamily builders report that consumers are willing to pay

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Making Your Metal Roof Last

If you are looking for an eco-friendly roofing material that is economical and cares for the environment, then installing a metal roof is a great option. Metal roofs can last up to thirty years with a little preventative care, are impervious to rot and pests, and are very low maintenance. Installing a metal roof reduces your carbon footprint by lasting up to three times longer than shingles, uses less harmful chemicals and ends with a product

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Green Paint Doesn’t Have to be Green

When people talk about being ‘green’, the image it conjures up are limited availability and high cost. Times have really changed and green options seem to be more available and at less of an added cost. Almost anything has an earth friendly option, and it’s just a case of whether we want to find it and pay the price for it. One arena that really has stepped up to the eco-friendly challenge is house paint. One quick way to freshen up

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