Green building sector / Guides

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...

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 performance (through project certification) and green building practice (through professional credentials and certificates). Established in 2008 to administer certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™, GBCI ...

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. Survey respondents also recognized that building green is key to the creation of high performing buildings. 62% of the building owners, architects and contractors surveyed considered having a higher-quality building as an important benefit of green building. 73% of the firms that use a green building r...

Zero Carbon Building
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

CaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Initiative explained

...building sector, in order to develop a Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, which was released in November 2016. The final Framework facilitates broad participation across a range of building types and sizes, provides a clear definition for zero carbon buildings, and establishes five key components for the evaluation of bu...

Green building certifications

Powerhouse: the new standard for positive energy design

...building sector (industrial, commercial and residential buildings) must be fully "carbon neutral" by 2050 to be in accordance with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement as laid out by the World Green Building Council (WGBC). Powerhouse is an excellent move towards achieving that goal, but in regions of Canada alread...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...building occupants who choose this mode of transportation. “Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “Bluewater Health’s project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediat...

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

How wood structures compare to steel and concrete for Carbon Footprint

...Building Envelope Material is Best? Wood, Steel, Concrete, Straw Bale? Sources: Sustainability and life cycle analysis of residential structures Timber vs concrete and steel structures Building Green: environmental product declaration (EPD) of wood, concrete and steel Green Building Advisor: wood as repla...

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 leadership is assessed. That’s the reason for LEED Version 4, the next exciting step in the continuous improvement of the LEED rating systems. The development of LEED...

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 .

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

Prefab & Modular Construction poised for dramatic growth in 2020

...buildings and dormitories. We at Ecohome see significant interest in the prefab LEED, Passive House and Zero Net Energy ready kit homes sector in Quebec, Ontario and North Eastern US States such as New York, Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire. What is driving building professionals to prefab & modular construction metho...

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

Everything you need to know about Passive House certification

...buildings that are accessible to all? To see more articles about Passive House certification, design or construction see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides , on North America's favorite green building website - EcoHome.net... Videos: For Videos about Passive House construction techniques, LEED platin...