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CaGBC, LEED green building trends
LEED Homes

New report shows Canadian green building market growing steadily with owners seeing strong benefits from building green.

...green buildings compared to similar buildings. 68% of building owners and developers reported decreases in water consumption in their green buildings. The m...

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 thr...

Dirrtt Environmental Solutions, Green Wall
Lifestyle and environment

Green Business Certification Inc. and Canada Green Building Council Join Together to Advance the WELL Building Standard

...Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI continues to develop new programs and offer the marketplace validation that building certifi...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Cou...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...green and sustainable building in Canada. We have worked extremely hard over the past 14 years to expand the reach and positive impact of green building across ...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...building may also carry another certification such as LEED if they really want to stand out as a leader in green building. However, this standard is not gover...

Concrete, wood and steel structures compared - Timber Frame wins!
Materials and resources

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Building Green: environmental product declaration (EPD) of wood, concrete and steel Green Building Advisor: wood as replacement for concrete and steel in skys...

LEED v4
LEED Homes

What is different with LEED V4?

...green building is evolving rapidly. Recognizing leadership in this field means periodically moving the goal posts, and rethinking the measures by which leadersh...

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...Building Institute, Pinnacle Infotech, MCAA and Skender and takes a close look at the drivers, obstacles and benefits of building with prefab and modular constr...

Passive House certification - PHI or PHIUS? The Spring House Passive House
Passive House

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Videos: For Videos about Passive House construction techniques...

Electric vehicle charging station
Commuting

Electric Vehicles getting help from the provinces

...Green Home Building Guide pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Website .