Built green / Guides

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

...green 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 Green Housing Program is the Sir Sam Steele project, a group of 32 homes that have been built by Habitat for Humanity Manitoba with the assistance of loca...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...green building techniques here : Compare the carbon footprint of wood v steel v concrete Buildings Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages ...

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

Larson truss wall systems for new green home building & renovations for max wall insulation A Larsen Truss is a type of lightweight & non structural double-stud wall assembly that allows for thicker insulation, is ideal for dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems and a very high R-value building envelope with...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Green Homes Program here. This program gives you access to Desjardins' lowest mortgage rates, and you also get : up to $2,000 cashback to build a green home and $500 for green renovation projects a rebate on your home insurance your monthly plan free for 1 year free Home Assistance when you take out Loan Insu...

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...Green Building Guide . Home Heating - How to Design a Home for Thermal Comfort and Efficiency Electric Home Heating Delivery options - which are best? Best Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - 10 Tips Renewable Energy - What are the Best Ways to generate Power at Home? Future-Proof Buildin...

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...Green Home Building Videos suscribe to our YouTube channel to see the the Edelweiss House being built from the ground up. Cork flooring installation guide: Now that you know all about Cork Flooring Installation, check the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages for other options such as How to Choose Eco-Friendly heal...

Ecohome's passively heated Edelweiss House
Efficient home design

Are better insulated homes worth the money?

...built to meet code, and ones that perform several times better, and better is often cheaper. A bit cheaper in the short term, much cheaper in the long run. Source: A 2013 Ecohome feasibility study and implementation plan for green home building in Quebec. The price of heating costs assumes baseboards ...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...Green Building Guides A green building video series on our website And the EcoHome Green Building YouTube channel . More about LEED V4 certification More about Passive House design More about Passive Solar Design If you would like to try a LEED Platinum V4 home before deciding to build one, and you'd like...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...Built by owner Alain Hamel, the Kenogami House is located at Lac Kenogami, Saguenay, Quebec, and is a winner of the Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards from Green Builder Media® This is a passively heated 1,950 net square feet, 3 bedroom home rated at 15 kWh per square meter per year that was built according to th...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...built prefab housing The bill expands the definition of factory-built housing in RCW 43.22.450 to include tiny houses and tiny houses with wheels, incorporating prefabricated tiny houses into the L&I certification process for factory- built housing Creates a regulatory pathway for permitting tiny house Eco-comm...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...green homes grows, the demand for green building products increases, which naturally drives the price down. As a parting thought - another possible downside to be aware of, are 'eco-friendly' building materials that are maybe just a little too 'out there'. Some green building pioneers may perhaps go a little too far ...