Green building design / Guides

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green building world is enamoured with this Tiny House gem, and so are we. What's not to love: NOMAD Micro Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable. Manufactured in British C...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...building envelope without many of the problems associated with double-stud wall construction. Not only is it a great wall system for new green home building incorporating a double-stud wall design but it is also ideal for deep energy refit high-efficiency renovations of existing home walls. It is a popular wall assem...

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

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

...designers to adopt a more integrated approach to building design and it may take some bigger changes in building design, better wall framing techniques , enhanced mechanical systems like HRV or ERV systems and even material selection. Upper steps will be a bit more challenging without specific training or experience bu...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...design allows for a green roof or the installation of solar panels. Hats off to the designers, this would be a pretty sweet place to call home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides For more information check out the Fincube website .Photos courtesy of Meraner Hannes, Florian Berger,...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...Design Process (11 points) Green building begins at the design phase, and this category encourages builders to put together their building team early and involve them in the design process. It is here that regional issues and home durability is addressed, and building orientation is determined to maximise passive sol...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...Buildings, see HERE from EcoHome, North America's favorite Green Building website Zero Net Energy home minimalist interior design © bioi Zero Energy Home Kitchen design © bioi About bioi Bioi is a small design studio based in Alberta, Canada. With a focus on innovat...

UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
LEED Homes

UBC Lab Exceeds LEED Platinum becoming one of North America's greenest buildings

...building includes a green roof courtyard © Don Erhardt CIRS will be an international centre for research, partnership and action on sustainability issues, including green building design and operations, environmental policy and community engagement. Built to exceed LEED Platinum and the Living Building Chal...

LEED Homes

Getting Started

...building process and visual inspections by LEED certified Green Raters. Upon successful completion of your project, your home can be awarded a level of either Certified, Silver, Gold or the highest possible level, Platinum. Step by step : 1) Contact a LEED for Homes Provider in your area, please see our provide...

Real estate

Real estate

...building lots) Green space: being close to parks and waterways Soil conditions and topography to avoid flooding Stay away from flood plains Backyard privacy and greenery Sun exposure: for interior quality of life, also for a garden if that's your thing. Community: do you like the neighbours and the area? ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...building a home Ontario clarifies building-code for permits for laneway homes & legal Tiny Houses in Toronto Tips for a successful green home build Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide or to learn more abo...

Built to ENDURE: the Net Zero Heat Kenogami House
Efficient home design

The Kenogami House: designed to ENDURE

...Building News , Green Building , GreenSpec and recently the Resilient Design Institute . The following is a brief description of his vision, and the steps our team took as designers, builders and homeowners to meet that criteria for the Kenogami House. The acronym: E - Energy efficient - a high performance home m...