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BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...Builder Guide Message to BC general contractors about the new Step Code requirements, don’t panic! It’s not that crazy, and before you scratch a hole in your ...

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...builder: Best practices for basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...builders. Through participating in this pilot project, every builder became licensed as, or was re-licensed as, an R-2000 certified builder. Several different...

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

...builders? A reasonably skilled builder or handyperson may think that there are a ton of savings to be had if they build an entire sustainable house themselves...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Guide: Run by the Canadian government, EnerGuide is an energy consumption index that evaluates not only appliances and heating / cooling equipment, but also n...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...builder is about to take some liberties in describing the laws of physics. This could leave some engineers and physicists cringing over terminology and my somew...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...builder who listened well and used state-of-the-art construction methods. When we put our trust in builders, we expect them to pay particular attention to the i...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...builders could learn to make informed choices and build sustainable and energy-efficient homes. A place where a dialogue about the true impacts of building prod...

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

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...builder, and 2016 winner of the Canada Green Building Council’s Green Building Champion award. In Emmanuel’s opinion, "Always allow for a margin of error of up ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...builder may be reticent to make constant trips in and out, but both you and the builder will breathe easier indoors if cutting is done outdoors. Depressurize ...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...Guide Pages here . John Zeitoun is a master cabinetmaker based in Wakefield, Quebec, with 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential millwork...