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78. Net-Zero 101 – The secret of building super energy efficient net-zero homes

by Brad

78. Net-Zero 101 – The secret of building super energy efficient net-zero homes


Net-zero homes first appeared in 2007, but they are taking North America by storm. In part 1 of our Chasing Net-zero series we talk to net-zero pioneer Peter Amerongen about the amazing history of these super energy efficient solar-powered homes and Mike Turner about the secrets of building a net-zero home. http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101
Episode 78 Chasing Net Zero: Net Zero 101 – http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/78-chasing-net-zero-net-zeo-101

Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home – Green Building

by Brad

Couple Builds Energy Efficient Passive Solar Home – Green Building


In this video we meet Casey & Natasha, a conscious couple who built a passive solar home near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. In addition to orienting their house to face south, they installed overhangs that block the sun to keep it cool during summer months and allow the sun to enter and heat the house during winter months. They also installed a 10 kW solar system that sells clean electricity back to the grid through Ontario’s MicroFIT Program and the revenue helps cover their own utility bills.

The house was built to Passive House standards and is currently pending certification. You can learn more about Passive House here:
http://www.passivehouse.ca/fundamentals/

The exterior walls of this house are 20″ thick and are insulated using Roxul insulation which is made locally, better for the environment, can get wet, and has less flame retardants than traditional fiberglass insulation, which means cleaner air quality in the home.

To maximize the energy efficiency of their home, they installed triple glazed windows, a drain water heat recovery system, an air source heat pump water heater, and a bioethanol fireplace. They also chose sustainable alternatives like concrete countertops instead of granite, and reclaimed pine flooring instead of using new wood. Last but not least, they designed their house to be completely fossil fuel-free which means that they don’t use any fossil fuels to power or heat their home.

Casey & Natasha are building a conscious group of companies to align their work life with their personal values. Their companies include The Conscious Builder, the Conscious Living podcast and the Conscious Store (coming soon!).

http://cgreyconstruction.com
http://caseyplusnatasha.com

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Mat & Danielle

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10 Arrested After Building ‘Tiny Homes’ for Homeless People In Denver

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10 Arrested After Building ‘Tiny Homes’ for Homeless People In Denver


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The Denver Police Department arrested 10 people and destroyed “tiny homes” activists set up for the homeless at Sustainability Park Saturday.

Activists with “Denver Homeless Out Loud” were in the process of setting up a tiny home village to be occupied and managed by homeless people, organizers said.

The group posted photos of activists constructing the homes Saturday.

“Today hundreds of people came out to Sustainability Park in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver to build a tiny home village where three urban farms are being displaced to build an apartment development,” activists said.

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http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/10-arrested-after-building-tiny-homes-for-the-homeless-in-denver-park

Minecraft: Building Villager Homes (774)

by Brad

Minecraft: Building Villager Homes (774)


So I forgot to include a 2 minute clips in the last episode. I have included that clip at the beginning of this episode, so pardon the part where I sign off and then start recording again. That’s what I get for editing this video remotely while I visiting my parents in Montana.

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Sustainable habitat in Colombia: building homes with plastic bottles

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Sustainable habitat in Colombia: building homes with plastic bottles


Building homes using recycled plastic bottles – that’s the innovative idea of a design school in Colombia specialised in sustainable habitat.

The inspiration came from the ancient “wattle and daub” housebuilding technique: the idea is to stack recycled bottles filled with sand and earth.

The design school offers courses to teach students how to empower communities by using alternative and accessible technologies.

“The idea is to create cyclical behaviour consistent with the environment we liv…
READ MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/27/sustainable-habitat-in-colombia-building-homes-with-plastic-bottles

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Minecraft Club : BUILDING FISH HOMES IN BIKINI BOTTOM!

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Minecraft Club : BUILDING FISH HOMES IN BIKINI BOTTOM!


Minecraft Club – BUILDING FISH HOMES IN BIKINI BOTTOM SPONGEBOB WORLD
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Natural building myths: tiny homes and green roofs

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Natural building myths: tiny homes and green roofs


The most attention-getting natural homes are often small and topped with a turf roof. Here, natural building expert Michael G. Smith shows us a 3,000-sq-ft earth building and dispels the myths that all natural building needs to be tiny and covered with an green roof.