Built green / Guides

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

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

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...built by Falcon Heights Contracting, the three-storey, 4,500 square-foot house steps down its sloping oceanfront lot, maximizing views from each level. The main...

Building Climate Zones USA & Canada Maps Help with Specification of Homes
Planning and Design

Climate Zones in USA & Canada for Building Homes

...green building techniques here : Changing homes in a changing climate Why green homes are best for climate extremes Why we need to build green...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...greenhouses inside the home, and more. There was a great deal of experimentation going on in building innovative and green homes for the future, with the hope o...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...green building design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even have a design and rating system designed around it cal...

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

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...green countertops for kitchens & bathrooms , carrying out sustainable non-toxic green kitchen renovations or sustainable green building techniques in general, v...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...green building, you can search for environmental consultants specializing in residential building. The Ecohome website also has a free green home building guide...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...green? We are often asked ‘what is the greenest home you can build’ or ‘what is the best home insulation’ and honestly, there is rarely one single right answe...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towards limiting the impact of urban ...