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Snohetta Zero Energy Building in Norway
Insulation saves heat and energy, but it takes energy to make it. A Zero Energy Building counts that embodied energy when determining its energy efficiency...
net zero energy home
Soon to be riding along with the Natural Resources Canada R-2000 program will be a new pilot project that will recognize builders who achieve net zero energy performance in homes...
Jenine Alexander's homemade mobile tiny house
Built largely with reclaimed and salvaged materials, Jenine Alexander built this beautiful tiny home for less than $3,500...
CaGBC, LEED green building trends
The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits Driving the New and Retrofit Market, is the first of its kind in Canada...
Canada one of the top 10 countries building LEED homes
The U.S. Green Building Council releases list of the top 10 countries building LEED outside of the United States, and Canada is # 1...
Poly vapour barriers in air conditioned houses can cause mold and rot
The practice of putting polyethylene vapour barriers in houses was intended to keep them dry, but it ends up keeping them wet. It's time to explore alternatives...
USGBC Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year Earthship Farmstead
The Wallace Residence, also known as the Earthship Farmstead, was named Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year by the U.S. Green Building Council...
Grey water and heat recovery shower
This Quebec made closed-loop water and heat recovery system makes showering ultra efficient...
Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Yet another innovative Kickstarter campaign aiming to put small scale renewable energy generators in the hands of the masses. ...
LEED Condos in Lac Megantic
Canada Green Building Council to provide free LEED registration and certification for rebuilding projects in Calgary and Lac-Mégantic...
Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Marmoleum is not just your grandmothers floor anymore, this healthy, durable flooring is an excellent choice for even the most modern of homes. ...
OrbSys grey water recycling high efficiency shower
Not only will this cutting edge technology reduce energy usage by 80%, it will reduce your water consumption to almost nothing. ...
The Kenogami House holds the highest LEED score achieved in Canada (106), a Net Zero Heat rating of 15 kWh and a Home of the Year Award from Green Builder© Media for Best Resilient Design. ...
Green building by the numbers
Green building by the numbers with this most excellent infographic from Green Building Canada...
LEED v4
What does LEED v4 mean to Canadian project teams? Who better to break it down than the Canada Green Building Council...
Non-toxic building materials leaves you with better indoor air quality after ren
By choosing chemical-free building materials for this renovation, these Ottawa homeowners could enjoy healthy air quality immediately upon the completion of work...
The Otis mobile tiny house
With independent power and water supply, 70 square feet and a set of wheels, Otis is ready to hit the road...
The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of sustainabl
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) invites National, Chapter and EGB members to submit nominations for the 2014 CaGBC Leadership Awards...
The benefits of a bicycle desk are plenty: from generating your own energy, to optimizing your health, to reclaiming that time you might have spent at the gym on the way home. There's just no way to lose with a bicycle desk. ...
Naugler House: the most energy efficient home in New Brunswick
With a $77 annual heating bill, the Naugler House has earned its bragging rights...