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Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...incentives: Check with your municipality what building incentives they have; some offer tax relief for building homes certified to either LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), or Built Green standards. Some municipalites will also offer rebates on building permits for homes that carry building certica...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

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

...Green home." LEED for Homes: Originating in the USA, LEED is currently the most prolific green building rating system and stands for; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). To quote the U.S Office of Federal Environmental Executive, “green building’ is de...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...green home building incentives in order to correct things that would have been better done from the start! Now that you understand What a Home Energy Audit is , learn about What Renovations add the most value and What Homebuyers are Looking for and what Green Home Renovation Tax Credits and Incentives are available t...

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 Home Building Guide pages and l earn more about energy-efficient home upgrades , and Green building certification programs such as LEED for Homes , Passive House , Net Zero labelled homes that may make your home qualify for tax rebates and incentives .

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II in Vancouver, BC
LEED Homes

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) Measures the Environmental Benefit of the LEED Certification Program.

...green roofs, or an area the size of 66 NHL hockey rinks. Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce building energy demands, provide urban green space and mitigate storm water flows in urban areas. See our DIY Green roof installation video here. In a statement issued by the Canada Green Building Counci...

Lifestyle and environment

Resources and getting started

...building or renting 1. Building a new home. Building a sustainable and energy efficient house is not necessarily more expensive than building a house simply to meet provincial building codes. Many new home starts have achieved far superior performance while still coming in the same or lower in cost than conventiona...

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

...Green Schools. About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust e...

LEED Platinum home certification FAQ
LEED Homes

LEED Certification for Homes - Frequently Asked Questions

...green building, you can search for environmental consultants specializing in residential building. The Ecohome website also has a free green home building guide that will offer information on sustainable building products and techniques, and we offer green building courses as well. Are there any special mortgage or i...

Blown-in fiberglass attic insulation
Grants and incentives

2016 budget renovation tax credits are good news for everyone, homeowner or not

...Green Investment Fund to help homeowners reduce their energy bills and reduce GHG emissions. Related topics: Are better insulated houses worth the money? All about insulation - picking the right type for the right application . Other green building financial incentives.

Free Energy Audits, Net Zero Home Grants & Interest Free Home Renovation Loans
Grants and incentives

0% loans & Grants for Green Home Renovations & Construction - A Boost for Canadians in 2020

...green building guide pages , and if you don’t find what you are looking for ask an expert on our discussion forum ! This new Energy Efficiency Home Renovation Incentive is one of many programs that can help homeowners save money with more energy efficient homes and lifestyles. See our Green Home Renovation Tax Credit...

Ontario climate change action plan
Grants and incentives

Ontario announces ambitious climate change action plan to reduce emissions

...greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation, industry and building sectors. This will be backed by an investment of $ 1.9 billion annually over the next five years to transition to cleaner fuel sources. Installing solar panels © Dennis Schroeder. This initiative is intended not only to reduce emissions, but to sti...