Green building certifications

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

The new Powerhouse standard factors the entire energy consumption and life cycle of buildings from cradle to grave.

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Canada's first Net Zero Home
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled house in Canada

A Saanich, BC. home is the first certified with the CHBA's Net Zero Label

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Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

Presented by SAB Magazine (Sustainable Architecture and Building) and the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council), the Canadian Green Building Awards 2013 is o...

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Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home rating systems

Home rating systems can offer an independent and credible third party appraisal of the health, durability and performance of a home.

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Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

Passive-Aggressive House

Recounting the trials — and joys — of building a Canadian home that meets the "Passivhaus" standard.

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LEED Platinum prefabricated home
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab home has superior air quality and performance

Roman Szumski is a physician and pathologist and was deeply involved in the process of designing and constructing a healthy home for his family.

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The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House

You can have a Passive House certified either by the Passive House Institute (PHI) or PHIUS, the US specific system. Find out the differences.

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Passive House
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

Follow owner/builders Sarah Cobb and William Murray as they build a home targeting both Passive House and LEED

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Vancouver Passive House
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

As a part of their Greenest City Action Plan, Vancouver is helping builders get homes certified under the Passive House Standard.

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North Park Passive House Vancouver Island
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island

The North Park Passive House is a six-unit urban-infill condominium

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Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

Modular Passive House construction replaces hospital staff housing that burned down in 2004

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