by Cathy Rust | 8,Nov, 2016 | Green Building Techniques
Integrated Project Delivery construction is a method which can significantly lower costs and time taken to build commercial construction projects.
by Cathy Rust | 21,Jul, 2015 | Building Envelope, Green Building Techniques
The benefits of rainscreens extend beyond building in rainy climates. Their purpose is to keep precipitation away from building envelopes to keep them dry.
by Contributor | 27,May, 2015 | Architecture and Design, Green Building Techniques
Living walls, or plant walls, provide a way to clean the air around them and can be used inside or outside to clean the air and provide moisture.
by Cathy Rust | 7,Jul, 2014 | Building Materials, Green Building TechniquesAbout a month ago I posted an article written by Terrell Wong, an architect specializing in sustainable building and design, about a straw bale addition to a home she had designed. She was frustrated because the city of Toronto denied it even though the city had built...
by Cathy Rust | 26,May, 2014 | Book Review, Green Building Techniques
A review of a book about green building materials
by Contributor | 24,Apr, 2014 | Green Building Techniques, News and Events | My friend, Architect Terrell Wong, a passive house and green building specialist, has been having quite the time with the City of Toronto, trying to get an addition to a home built with straw bale. She figured that since the city had built its own straw bale building...
by Cathy Rust | 24,May, 2013 | Architecture and Design, Green Building TechniquesChris Magwood, Executive Director of The Endeavour Centre sent me a note letting me know that Canada’s Greenest Home is now complete and up for sale. As he mentions in his blog post on the subject, being the greenest home is not a brag per se, as those people...
by Cathy Rust | 19,Dec, 2011 | Architecture and Design, Green Building Techniques | In October, 2010, I had the very fortunate opportunity to visit with Sylvia Cook, owner of Aerecura Rammed Earth Builders and owner of Ontario’s first rammed earth home, just after the beautiful walls had been finished. The roof, windows and main floor had yet...
by Cathy Rust | 9,Dec, 2011 | Architecture and Design, Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, News and Events | A few weeks ago, while in Ottawa, I contacted Rolf Baumann, owner of RGB Group and builder of the first Earthquake resiliant/LEED Platinum duplex in Canada. He took me on a tour of the building and explained what he was doing to attain the LEED Canada Platinum for...
by Cathy Rust | 24,Aug, 2011 | Green Building Techniques, News and Events | Given the earthquake that happened on August 23, 2011, how appropriate that I was sent this information about a new earthquake resilient residential complex being built in the Glebe area of Ottawa. Not only is the residence aiming for LEED Platinum certification, it...
by Cathy Rust | 8,Mar, 2011 | Architecture and Design, Building Envelope, Energy Efficiency, Green Building Techniques, Windows and Doors | We went to Ottawa for Family Day weekend to visit my husband’s family. A few weeks before this, I received a press notice that an Ottawa house had become the first Passive House certified in Canada. “Say,” I thought, “wouldn’t it be great...
by Cathy Rust | 28,Oct, 2010 | Architecture and Design, Green Building Techniques |
Why would someone decide to build a rammed earth house? This is an interview with a rammed earth builder and the decisions she made.
by Cathy Rust | 26,Oct, 2010 | Green Building Techniques |
The first rammed earth home in Ontario, built by Aerecura Construction.
by Cathy Rust | 9,Aug, 2010 | Building Materials, Green Building Techniques
The building industry has a huge impact on CO2 output. One builder, Chris Phillips, is trying to change that one house at a time.
by Cathy Rust | 12,Jul, 2010 | Green Building Techniques |
Follow a determined woman on her journey to build the first tire and dirt garage in Massachusetts.
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