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Artistic rendition of the 2000 square foot sustainable home being buil
Living Building Challenge

Taking the Living Building Challenge

...building rating systems in Canada, and LEED platinum is the highest award. The living Building standard exceeds that. There are 7 components to the Living Bui...

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory
Living Building Challenge

What is the Living Building Challenge?

...building challenge? The Living Building Challenge is the most rigorous and comprehensive of all building rating systems. Performance requirements include net ...

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

Sustainable building practices create prosperous communities

...Building Council of Australia (GBCA), with its chief executive Romilly Madew explaining that such constructions are "simply better buildings". She revealed th...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...buildings, or offer a place to buy and sell leftover materials from building projects and home upgrades. On many of these sites you can search by category and...

Suzlon's LEED Platinum wind power living laboratory in India
Lifestyle and environment

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...buildings can also lower building costs and create a building that holds its value for longer than comparable non-green buildings. Creation of Green Product M...

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...Building Council (CaGBC) recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the CaGBC’s mission and goals in advancing green b...

Lockeport Beach House
Real estate

Lockeport Beach House wins Canadian Green Building award

...building that speaks to a different way of living in harmony with the environment. Within a protected cove along the south shore of Nova Scotia, at the end of...

CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...building owners and developers reported decreases in energy consumption in their green buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and dev...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...building lot for a green home Finding the right building lot when building a new sustainable home is such a key element and yet often overlooked until it turn...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

LEED Platinum V4 Wall Design: Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as ...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...buildings. Some conditions that could impede a build include: soil with a high water table; high content of clay; natural peatlands; building lots that have had...