Architect / Guides

Commercial Living green roof on the Helen Schuler Nature centre
Roof coverings

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, landscape architects and specialty consultants. A successful green roof is a combination of engineering, architecture and ecology. A successful green roof also thrives with life - plants bloom, insects buzz, birds chirp, and visitors are astounded...

Resilient home construction - Kenogami House of the Year
Efficient home design

"The Most Resilient House in North America"

...Architectural College—though it wasn’t clear to me why he was taking the course and not teaching it! Alain is a home builder who has been constructing LEED-certified homes in the Saguenay region for 7 years but was previously doing general construction in the Montreal region since 1985. Interest in resilience driven ...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero Energy house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...Architects The design is a collaboration between De Waal Developments and Designex Consulting Owner Koen de Waal Landscape Architect De Waal Developments General Contractor De Waal Developments Photos Cooper and O’Hara Photography, Merle Prosofsky ...

How to plan and budget for home renovations and new builds
Concept and design

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...architect who recognizes the value of a moderately-sized home. Professionals with experience in compact design will avoid the inclusion of wasted and unused space, such as unnecessary hallways that eat up otherwise valuable space, or designing traditional entrances that people will rarely if ever use; those are home-de...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...Architect HCMA Architecture + Design Construction Bernhardt Contracting Photos Ryan Hamilton Materials Wood-frame construction with ICF foundation and EPS insulation under slab , mineral wool and cellulose insulation. Exterior window shades, and PV array on roof . The high performance HRV is a Zehnder Novu...

The Archipod
Tiny house

Have a backyard home office delivered by truck

...Architect Designed Prefab Tiny Houses for Sale How to Create a Healthy Home Office Using Biophilic Interior Design What are the Laws in Washington State for Tiny Homes? Are Shipping Container Tiny Homes Good or Bad? Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or t...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...Architect-designed range of six models in a variety of sizes can be configured from tiny house single bedroom homes to full-sized but eco-friendly 3 bedroom family homes - all with one huge difference compared to "standard" prefab houses - these are designed top to bottom as green eco homes with certified sustainable c...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...Architect-designed home, consider choosing a modern green prefab home with Architect pedigree and Certified performance instead - see here for inspiration . Balancing your new green home's budget is a compromise between funds, performance and "good basics" 4. Selecting a green Architect or home designer When ...

LEED Platinum Prefab Home Kits
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...Architect designed prefabricated Passive House & LEED ready Kit Homes available in Quebec, Ontario, New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire see here © SeeVirtual © SeeVirtual For more information, please visit inhaus.ca

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...architects. This became a race to see who’d be the first to throw the other under the bus. The builder would say the plans from the architects weren’t detailed enough. The architects would say the detail was on page A4.2 if the builder cared to read it. Because the issues were technical, we couldn’t decipher who was “r...

Skygarden House home renovation in Toronto, Canadian Green Building winner
Real estate

This beautiful Renovation in Toronto is a Canadian Green Building Award Winner

...Architect: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design General contractor: Vaughan Construction Management Structural engineer: Blackwell Photography: Shai Gil The bright and airy contemporary living space The master bedroom bathed in light from the triple glazed windows To see more examples of beautiful Gree...