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High Performance House Progress

        This high-performance house is starting to feel warmer, even though the winter remains! After all the wiring and pipes were finished, the blown fibreglass was installed. The installers were very careful filling up all the gaps between the pipes and cables. They tested the density of the blown fibreglass in certain areas to ensure that […]

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High Performance House near Parry Sound

Construction has begun on the high performance house near Parry Sound that Coolearth designed. The house is a 2200 sqft permanent residence for a couple looking to move to their dream property on a lake near Parry Sound, Ontario. The houses of Frank Lloyd Wright have always thrilled the couple and they have been able […]

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Sheena at Canadore College: on the Future of Sustainable Design & Carpentry

Yesterday Sheena Sharp, a principal at Coolearth, spoke to students at Canadore College’s pre-Carpentry class about how the trade will be changing in the coming decades to meet the challenge of sustainable design. The “typical” CMHC house construction techniques are being replaced or improved to include more considerations of energy efficiency.  Some of these changes […]

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