Building Green / Guides

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.

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...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...green no longer comes with the financial sacrifice it used to. What makes kitchen cabinets green? Countertops aside (and we suggest you consider making a Gr...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...green home renovation tax credits and financial incentives, you will need to meet the requirements laid out in whatever government-funded green building program...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...building with shipping pallets and how to dispose of construction waste responsibly in the Green Buillding Guide pages of Ecohome, North America's green buildin...

Home construction
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

Hiring professionals or doing it yourself

...Green building design basics , how to stay on budget while building a home , visit the Ecohome green building guide pages at North America's Green building desi...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...buildings EC3 Tool – The background - The interest in the environmental impact of buildings is not new by any means: scientists and building experts have been...

Real estate

Real estate

...building lots) Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard pri...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...building guide will walk you through the steps than can help you minimize your personal emissions as much as possible, whether you are building, buying or renti...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...green kitchen renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, visit the EcoHome Sustainable Green Building Guide Pages here .

Correct window installation details
Windows and doors

How to install windows

...Green Building videos here The Edelweiss LEED Platinum V4 Demo House has been oriented towards the south to increase passive heat gain and reduce energy deman...