Building Green / Guides

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...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...building process and visual inspections by LEED certified Green Raters. Upon successful completion of your project, your home can be awarded a level of either C...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...building lots) Green space: Being close to parks and water ways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard pr...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

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Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Building Green: environmental product declaration (EPD) of wood, concrete and steel Green Building Advisor: wood as replacement for concrete and steel in skys...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

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

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

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...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...Green Home Building Guides For more information check out the Fincube website .Photos courtesy of Meraner Hannes, Florian Berger, Steffen Jänicke ...

Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

Granite counter tops

...Green building guide, North America's trusted resource on green home building

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss House LEED Platinum certified V4 roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95...