Green Housing / 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 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 local LEED...

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

Green Building is accelerating around the world

...Green Building Council and the U.S. Green Building Council, partnered to launch a study to help understand the trends in world green building today and how they...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...Housing and Homelessness Strategy (July 2011) and the Mayor's Task Force on Housing Affordability, which call for expanding the Laneway Housing Program to other...

LEED Homes

LEED project eligibility

...housing (up to 3 floors) Multi Housing (4 to 15 floors) Townhomes Mixed use where more than 50% of the area is residential. In addition, it is expected that the...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

...green lifestyle in the city Green lifestyle in the in the suburbs Moving to the country - rural lifestyle Choosing a home location: Being close to t...

Green building certifications

Got a Green Home You Want to Show Off? Nominate Yourself for an Award.

The Canadian Green Building Awards are open to anyone who thinks they have a contender. No certification is needed, all homes are judged based on their merits ...

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

...housing, delivers more homes to those who still can’t afford what the market currently provides. And tenant protections which rely on legal housing safeguard th...

Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

Mineral wool roof insulation used to best effect: Watch more Green Building Video Guides on the EcoHome YouTube Channel here The Ecohome's Edelweiss Hous...

A Tiny House with a Greenhouse - Yes it's Possible!

Tiny House with attached and mobile greenhouse - good or bad idea?

...green house in a cold climate Growing food in small spaces Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages ...

Students at New Frontiers School Board to build LEED home to be donate
LEED Homes

Quebec carpentry students to build LEED house for Habitat for Humanity

...housing options. Ormstown is on the edge of the Eastern Townships, and as you drive in, you notice instantly that it is everything you would hope and expect a...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...Green Building survey in October 2009, 40% of Ontario homebuyers were willing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Dem...