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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 ...

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 ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Green building begins at the design phase, and this category encourages builders to put together their building team early and involve them in the design proces...

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...building materials: Re-using or repurposing building materials, where it makes sense. Use old boards as strapping as long as there are enough, that they a...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Cou...

Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

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

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building inc...

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...building codes improve, and as homeowners demand better performing and more energy efficient homes . It has been estimated that based on standard building pract...

Shipping container home
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly?

...green building material standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and app...

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

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