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Planning & Designing Sustainable Green Homes

This section of the Green Building Guides helps define the steps for building resilient, sustainable & healthy homes. If building a new house, improving or renovating an existing home, choosing a building lot or finding Green homes for sale, there are priorities to set & decisions to make - like what's the best wood to use for framing, whether to choose a basement or slab on grade foundation & especially, how to fix and keep to a home building budget. Think to ask questions too!

Do you buy leftover lumber?

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where would I apply for interest free loan?

Posted by Pat Morrison Aug. 31, 2020, 9:18 a.m. Grants and incentives 3 Responses

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Need roof repairs, insulation and new tin, are there grants available?

Posted by Ghislaine Morin Aug. 27, 2020, 12:03 p.m. Grants and incentives 1 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Should we renovate or get a Prefab Kit house?

Posted by Ali Mackenzie Aug. 12, 2020, 7:44 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

For doing an off grid home what is the cost of the slab?

Posted by Jayperion July 31, 2020, 10:15 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Where do you find free energy audits and Canadian Net Zero grants?

Posted by Ian Macmillan July 10, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Grants and incentives 0 Responses

New Build Whistler BC step 5

Posted by Nunga Man July 6, 2020, 2:46 p.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

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Planning and Design

While building LEED certified houses, Passive House, Passive Solar, ZNE - or any other types of Green certifications & rating systems for better homes can be complicated, the guides are designed to help make building better homes easier by providing practical guidance and information... Even experienced contractors may find building sustainable, resilient, high-efficiency homes daunting so it's probably going to look complicated, but there are many simple, affordable, energy saving & "good practice" home-building construction tips in the Green Building Guides that will improve just about any home.

If building a Sustainable home for your family looks daunting, you can also find more information on Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire here that helps make choosing a Green Home easier.

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