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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

...building code standards for building Tiny Houses: In 2018, the International Code Council issued suggestions for Tiny house building standards in Appendix Q...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...green building'. and who was recently awarded the Order of Canada for his pioneering contribution to energy-efficient home construction. He was one of the pri...

Passive House on a Budget - The Damn Near Passive house
Passive House

The Un-certified but 'Damn Near' Passive House.

...Canada (see here) and which coincidentally was built to Passive House standards . Canada Green Building Council President Thomas Mueller called Ecohome's Edelwe...

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

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Building Science The wall we designed for the Edelweiss house, Canada's first LEED Platinum V4 Home is best categorized as a 'REMOTE' wall, a high perform...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...Green Building Guides on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Ann Cavlovic is a writer living in the Ottawa area. Her fiction and ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...green building rating system, so we must emphasize the exceptional performance of this house manufactured by Énergéco Concept Inc., particularly in the followin...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...green' building product. Cost: Between $5 and $10 per sq. ft. Linoleum / Marmoleum: Marmoleum flooring by Forbo It's hard not to think of an old 50'...

Green homes climate change
Lifestyle and environment

Green buildings are better situated to handle climate extremes

...green building practitioners. These strategies add an important new dimension to the green building industry’s long-standing focus on reducing greenhouse gases ...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...council adopted the Laneway House Program. At that time, council asked staff to report back after the first 100 laneway house applications had been approved, ...