Green builder / Guides

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...Green Builder, or Green-home builder. Passive House and LEED are green building certification programs, but even if you don’t want to bother certifying a home...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...Green Builder® Home of the Year Awards. The Kenogami House is a living laboratory of high performance design and technology, called "The Most Resilient House in...

The Bubeneč Gardens Residence in Praque is an inspiring collection of
LEED Homes

Canada Green Building Council Leadership Awards

...green building in Canada. The Leadership Awards categories are as follows: The Academic Leadership Award The Emerging Green Builder Leadership Award The Governm...

PSI

Case Study: Kenogami House, Saguenay, Quebec

...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 m...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...Green (Alberta, B.C., and Ontario): Originally developed by the Alberta Home Builder’s Association, Built Green is a Canadian-developed rating system administ...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...green home building techniques among builders. Through participating in this pilot project, every builder became licensed as, or was re-licensed as, an R-2000...

custom kitchen renovation by River Woodworks
Kitchens

Formaldehyde-Free Green Kitchen cabinetry for a Non-toxic Home - Price Comparisons

...green no longer comes with the financial sacrifice it used to. What makes kitchen cabinets green? Countertops aside (and we suggest you consider making a Gr...

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...Greenest City 2020 initiative . BC Energy Step Code Builder Guide Message to BC general contractors about the new Step Code requirements, don’t panic! It’s ...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

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

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...builder Forest Pearson was able to avoid the cost of installing a furnace and ductwork, instead opting for a modest amount of baseboard heaters. So the cost to ...