LEED certified / Discussions

How hard is it to build a LEED Platinum House?

...certified or must it be a personal with LEED AP designation? The project is in Ontario, Canada. Yes, any homeowner or builder is allowed to submit the applicati...

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

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 1 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

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 2 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

How do I find a green builder in my region?

...LEED ’. Those are green building certification programs , so even if you don’t want to pursue one, finding a builder that has built a Passive House or a LEED ce...

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