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Veritas Viridis – 8 – LEED-NC Gold

It’s not every day that we are just so proud of our hard work that we actually say something out loud to the world. But today is one of those days when the good news is impossible to contain. Our project with Clef des Champs in Val David has just been awarded LEED-NC Gold certification […]

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Veritas Viridis – 7- Julia’s Straw Bale Crash Course

Fourteen years ago I undertook a demonstration project, ‘Straw bale construction on small urban lots’, in an effort to make affordable ecological construction techniques more accessible and to encourage social sustainability and urban densification in downtown Montreal through the development of small, tranquil, semi-abandoned lots. In May 1999 the resulting straw bale house–the first in […]

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Veritas Viridis – 4 – Airing Our Laundry

We often encounter “soft” barriers to adopting sustainable practices, such as cultural and social conventions, habits and attitudes about convenience. On a recent visit to the Maritimes we couldn’t help but notice the contrast between migrant agricultural worker camps with lines of laundry flapping gaily in the on-shore breeze and the neat but laundry-less landscape […]

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