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Get to the Point

Get to the Point

Get to the Point The Green Point Project highlights the center of the green building Venn diagram Welcome to The Green Point Project. A pioneering project aiming for Living Building Challenge, Zero Energy, Passive House, and Green Shores for Homes certification. It's the project's aim to "rejuvenate the ecosystem; build in an … read more

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Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero

Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero

Harvard Unveils Newly Retrofitted HouseZero Harvard’s New Approach to Studying Green Building Last month, Harvard unveiled its new, state of the art HouseZero building, designed by Norwegian based Snøhetta, an international architecture firm focused on sustainability. The 1940’s structure was newly retrofitted to be highly energy eff … read more

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2018 Year In Review

2018 Year In Review

2018 Year in Review 2018 was a year of growing communication, community and successes. We are happy to be working with so many outstanding people. Let’s run through some highlights. Oh how we've grown. For a full list of staff see the Our Team. PEOPLE The 475 team is growing and in 2018 seven new people joined 475, putting … read more

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Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes Foam Free Prefab Assembly

Project Spotlight: Simple Life Homes' Foam Free Prefab Assembly Creating Comfortable, Foam-Free, All-Electric Senior Homes In Ontario’s Ski Country There are several hot topics we look out for here at 475: foam free building, Smart Enclosures, prefab manufacturing, and frack-free (all-electric) housing. This is a rare project spotligh … read more

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Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World

Gutex vs XPS: Insulating in a Hot House World High-Performance Gutex Wood Fiber Insulating Materials Outperform Foam Due to the density and specific heat capacity of wood, Gutex wood fiber insulation is able to far outperform unsustainable and unhealthy materials such as XPS foam insulation. While Gutex has a lower R-value per inch (R … read more

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Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet

Weather Resistive Barrier Cheat Sheet A guide to advantages and differences between Pro Clima exterior membranes If you’ve spent your days thinking WRBs are just a required, code-minimum, flimsy sheets of spunbonded olefin housewrap or other single ply sheathing membrane; all with little difference between them, you may be shocked whe … read more

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