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Polished concrete floors and counters
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Finishing concrete floors with silicate densifiers

...Building & Design in the Guides here Polished concrete floor © sdconcrete.com

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green building practitioners. These strategies add an important new dimension to the green building industry’s long-standing focus on reducing greenhouse gases ...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...green residential construction standards in the country. "Our goal is to take current green residential building standards to the next level by employing some...

LEED for homes rating system.
LEED Homes

What is LEED?

...buildings and homes administered by the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) to encourage sustainable building practices. While the commercial program has be...

LEED Silver mid-rise in Gatineau, QC.
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...buildings". She revealed that Green Star-rated buildings produce 62 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than standard constructions and use 66 per cent le...

How to Build a Passive Solar Home with EcoHome, the Green Building Resource
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home construction

...Green Building Guides - at North America's online Green Building Website, EcoHome.net

Living green roof installation on the Edelwiess house
Roof coverings

DIY green roof installation video

...Green Roof Installation The following DIY green roof video shows the steps needed to ensure your green roof will not leak. Watch more Green Building Guide...

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

...Green Building videos here Read more on interior air quality in the EcoHome Green Building Guides Thanks to our sponsor CGC for taking part in the Ede...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...Buildings: Operations and Maintenance," says Thomas Mueller, President and CEO of the Canada Green Building Council. "It is key for LEED certified buildings to ...

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

Living green roofs: the secrets to success

...Green Roofs are A Collaborative endeavour: Green roofs are technically complex building systems , requiring collaboration between architects, structural engin...

Radiant floor tube installation
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

DIY radiant floor tubing installation video

...building on soft soils , and anything else about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.