Laneway houses, like this one on 19th and Slocan, seem to flourish in Vancouver. This is another contemporary, small home by Lanefab, which is the firm behind the Mendoza and Net-Zero Solar laneway houses. The 800 square-foot home (including a 200 square-foot flex-garage) shelters a young couple that built the property on their parent’s property — an intergenerational phenomenon made possible with flexible laneway zoning.
- Modular home emphasizes energy efficiency.
- [USA Today]: In the US building industry, is it too easy to be green?
- [USGBC]: Statement in response to USA Today news article.
- Low-income Philadelphians get ultra-efficient, high-quality homes.
- Green roof and green wall market growing like weeds.
- Green home aims to be one of a kind.
- The three rules of air sealing.
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This is the beginning of our series called Energy-Efficient Windows 101 made possible by Marvin Windows and Doors. For this first article, I want to talk about the various acronyms you might see on a home window label, or in window specification materials, so you’ll know more about what you’re reading. When evaluating energy-efficient window options, Marvin suggests that you understand the basics of the following words and acronyms: