Building envelope / Guides

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...buildings that are not eligible: Renovations that do not include completely insulating and sealing the entire building envelope. Additions that are not register...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...building, how energy efficient a building is largely depends on the building envelope. It controls heat loss, air leakage and the movement of moisture. What i...

Habitat workers raise a wall at the the Red River Ex June 2011
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council announces affordable green housing program

...building certification program, which addresses homes as well as a broad range of other building types. The first project to take advantage of the Affordable ...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...Building Envelope RDH Building Science Inc. General Contractor Spani Developments Ltd. Module Fabricator Britco LP Photos Britco LP ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...building’ is defined as the practices of one, increasing the efficiency of a building or site in their use of energy, water, and materials and two, reducing bui...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...building envelope. Zero Net Energy Home Design © bioi Two steel frames make up the main structure of the home and with double offset 2...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...building envelope, with high performance low-e double-glazing and heat recovery ventilation to minimize heat losses; and Energy Star appliances and LED lighting...

heat pumps in tandem with heat pump hot water tanks
Hot water

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

...building envelope, which allowed us to reduce the annual heating requirement to about the Passive House standard of 15 kWh per square meter. Windows are a part ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...building surface. Building sites with poor soil conditions (disturbed soil, expansive soils, low-bearing capacity, high water tables, etc.) may require signif...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...building a home. It's also important to understand how to choose between a crawlspace or a slab foundation . WATCH MORE GREEN BUILDING VIDEOS HERE Buildin...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...building materials Doors: Exterior doors from the past might be best left alone, since they are part of your building envelope and should be well-insulated an...

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