We recently had a great experience with enviroshakes on the roof of our Trout Lake project. The product is attractive, made from recycled materials, works with standard roofing tools, and has an impressive warranty. As standard shakes each one is individually nailed which takes more time than traditional asphalt which results in higher install cost. …Read More
In Vancouver, where square footage comes at a high price, perhaps it’s not how much storage space you have but how you use it and asking yourself what you really need. Whether it is about built-ins, building up to the maximum height of your rooms or having your furniture function in multiple ways, check out this …Read More
This time-lapse video is pretty cool.
A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha erected a 15-story hotel in just six days. The foundation was already in place and a crew of off-site factory workers had already built the sections but, as the video attests, the complete structure was erected in just …Read More
May 13 – 15, 2011, Vancouver Convention Centre
EPIC: The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada’s largest lifestyle show for the eco-conscious consumer. Join this annual celebration of planet-friendly living and surround yourself with over 300 exhibitors, inspiring ideas, exciting entertainment, and smart shopping in one jam-packed weekend.
Shop and learn from hundreds of …
Interested in using solar power to help heat your home’s hot water? Now might be the time to investigate whether or not your house is suitable for solar hot water.
For a limited time, Vancouver’s Solar Home Pilot is offering a $3000 incentive towards the cost of solar hot water systems in Vancouver. The funding …
While Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) is popular because it is an energy-saving light bulb that fits into a standard light bulb socket, the light it casts still doesn’t compare to incandescents and there is much concern about the toxic elements that are contained within the fragile bulb. Breaking these bulbs in the home is not …Read More