LEED certified / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...LEED Certified Home What you need to do first is contact a LEED provider in your region, it is with them that you will make your submission and they will perf...

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

Which of the passive home prefab kits are available in Quebec?

...LEED Kit Homes for Sale We have had a lot of requests for quotes for the various models of kit homes, so if you are looking to build soon be sure to get a req...

Posted by Shawna Dunbar June 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

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

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

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

Where can I find building plans for an eco home?

...LEED certified prefab kit homes available that may meet your needs, other than that we would recommend you look through our building guide pages to learn high p...

Posted by Derek Kittilsen Aug. 4, 2019, 12:09 p.m. Planning and Design 5 Responses

Where can I find certified Green builders in Ontario?

...certified eco-builders that can be consulted. Your sister organization in Quebec has a nice list of certified Eco-Entrepreneurs on it's website and was wonderin...

Posted by David Gonzalez March 25, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...Certified . Solar panels – Whether you will save money with solar panels depends on your local utility costs as well as the cost of installing solar panels in...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...certified wood fireplace insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good t...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...certified (PH) with a basement that has poor drainage and no sump pump and find your basement ruined by a minor flood, but if you built a slab on grade house a ...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best ERV on the market ?

...certified. Choosing the best air exchanger for a home starts with choosing between an HRV and and ERV (Heat Recovery Ventilation and Energy Recovery Ventilation...

Posted by Brandon Phelps April 18, 2020, 12:09 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Was the Kenogami House Worth the Cost?

...certified LEED Platinum but also meets Passive House l evels of performance (and then some), but it does go beyond what we consider to be a resonable return on ...

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

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...LEED Platinum home that was donated to Habitat for Humanity, and in the process of exploring ideas for efficient home designs we had experimented with I-joists ...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...LEED Platinum demonstration home with FSC certified lumber and cellulose insulation , so the total lifecycle emissions modelling shows it will release only a fr...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...LEED Certified and Passive House ‘ready’, in that they are of a quality that can meet those requirements. That’s a good thing for living off grid because it kee...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses