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Planning & Designing 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!

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 0 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Do you have on a category insulating vans?

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

The Kenogami house costs

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:58 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

The Kenogami House heating system

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation?

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

How do you design and build a home on a very small budget?

Posted by Paul Squire Nov. 8, 2018, 8:25 p.m. Concept, design and architecture 1 Responses

Do you buy used materials? They are in very good condition.

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Help building a LEED Platinum House

Posted by Sattar Alfa Aug. 31, 2018, 11:11 p.m. LEED Homes 1 Responses

Looking for great reasonably priced way to heat an off grid home

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 1 Responses

How do I find a green builder in my region?

Posted by Marie Isakower July 26, 2018, 8:12 a.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 3 Responses

What is the cost of Net Zero?

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How do you make new wood look old?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

How do you get rid of mould in a bathroom?

Posted by Anonymous Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 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.

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