Energy positive buildings / Guides

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...buildings. Carbon emergency: understanding grey energy and operating energy If you consider the useful life of a building, about half of its carbon footprin...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...Buildings program provides a means of assessing the overall impact of those measures and determining when a building has achieved a zero or even carbon-positive...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings costs –and reap significant cost savings over the building’s project 100-year lifespan. CIRS’ 'net positive' environmental impacts: Energy: By capturing ...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...buildings that produce more energy over their lifetime than they will use. There are already many positive-production buildings with corresponding standards, bu...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital and water, LEED certified buildings save money for organizations and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environmen...

Problem areas of air leakage in a home and blower door test being cond
Air and vapour barriers

Airtight Construction of Homes is Essential: "Your house sucks." "Oh yeah? your house blows!" consumption within ideal parameters. Positive and negative air pressure: Neither positive nor negative air pressure in a home is good, as either puts...

Prefab & Modular Construction is Booming for Sustainable Homes
Planning and Design

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...buildings and dormitories. We at Ecohome see significant interest in the prefab LEED, Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontari...

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...Positive Energy, where I have yet to hear a podcast that I didn't want to listen to a second time, so check them out if you're like me and you think listening t...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...positive community feedback, in July 2009 in an unprecedented move by a Canadian city, council adopted the Laneway House Program. At that time, council asked ...

Off-grid LEED Gold house in Low, Quebec
LEED Homes

Canada Ranks as the top country for LEED green building for second year in a row

...positive bottom lines." Canada retains its spot as the top country for LEED for the second year in a row. The Canadian government names buildings as the fourt...

Living green wall
Healthy indoor air quality

Living walls: what they do and don't do

...buildings, it would be difficult for anything short of an airtight house and a virtual jungle of plants to see a measurable improvement in air quality. However,...